Jammu, April 24: Continuing with its commitment of enhancing the
welfare of society at large, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board
provided a Critical Care Ambulance to the J&K Rajya Sainik Welfare Board
for the use and benefit of ex-Servicemen and their families.
Governor N. N. Vohra, who is Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi
Shrine Board, handed over the keys of this Critical Care Ambulance to
Col Prithviraj, representative of the Ex Serviceman Contributory Health
Scheme (ECHS) Jammu, at a brief function held at the Raj Bhavan here
This air-conditioned Critical Care Ambulance (BS-IV), costing Rs. 16
lakh, is fully fabricated, along with standard tools and accessories,
has been placed at the disposal of ECHS Polyclinic Satwari Jammu to
facilitate the timely shifting of seriously ailing patients to the
On behalf of the ex-Serviceman community, Brig (Retd) Harcharan Singh,
Secretary of J&K Rajya Sainik Board, who was also present in the
function, thanked the Chairman of the Shrine Board for providing
Critical Care Ambulance to the ECHS and lauded this gesture of the
Other salient features of the Ambulance are the provision of
doctor/attendant seat to attend to the patient, auto loader stretcher
with headrest and belt, scoop stretcher and plastic type spine board
stretcher, inbuilt PA system and siren to get passage, high intensity
inspection lamp to facilitate examining of the patient and inverter back
up of 600 watts capacity with additional battery for ensuring that all
the critical equipment get power supply for longer duration.
Pertinent to recall that the Shrine Board has presented this Ambulance
after Governor received a request from Brig (Retd) Harcharan Singh,
Secretary of J&K Rajya Sainik Board, Ambphalla, Jammu, seeking
assistance from the Shrine Board for welfare of ex-Servicemen and their
families which included providing of one Critical Care Ambulance for use
of ex-Servicemen and their families.
Among those present on the occasion were Lt. Gen Dev Raj Anbu, Commander
Northern Command; Sh. Prabhu Dayal Meena, Union Secretary, Deptt. of ESM
Welfare, Mr. Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to the Governor; Mr.
Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board; and Mr.
Pankaj Gupta, Dy. CEO of the Shrine Board, Brig (Retd) Harcharan Singh,
Secretary of J&K Rajya Sainik Board..