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The petition filed by an NGO, Earth, had prayed for increasing the number of ambulances by requisitioning private one in order to meet the increased demand in view of Covid-19. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

‘Fix reasonable ambulance rates for Covid-19 patients’: SC to states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 08:18 PM IST
A three-judge bench, headed by justice Ashok Bhushan, also asked states to follow the standard operating procedure (SOP) framed in this regard by the Central government in March.
The 800-bed Jumbo Covid-19 facility in Pune became operational last month.(HT PHOTO)
The 800-bed Jumbo Covid-19 facility in Pune became operational last month.(HT PHOTO)

Scribe dies of Covid-19 at Pune facility after allegedly waiting for ambulance

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Pandurang Raykar, 42, was working with TV9 Marathi and was brought to the jumbo facility in Pune from Ahmednagar where he was undergoing treatment for Covid-19.
Policemen walk near an ambulance carrying the body of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput before it leaves from the building he lived in Mumbai.(AP)
Policemen walk near an ambulance carrying the body of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput before it leaves from the building he lived in Mumbai.(AP)

Sushant Singh Rajput death: Drivers explain why two ambulances were present at SSR’s house

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 01:25 PM IST
The drivers of the ambulances present at Sushant Singh Rajput’s house have explained why multiple vehicles had to be called to the scene.
The ambulance, which was ferrying her to GBP Hospital, was also entrusted with the responsibility to drop a Covid-19 patient at Kumarghat Hospital in Unakoti district.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))
The ambulance, which was ferrying her to GBP Hospital, was also entrusted with the responsibility to drop a Covid-19 patient at Kumarghat Hospital in Unakoti district.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))

Tripura: Covid-19 positive woman delivers baby in an ambulance

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 06:46 PM IST
The mother and the baby have been admitted to the state-run Govind Ballabh Pant (GBP) Hospital, a dedicated Covid-19 facility, in Agartala.
Relatives and friends who had gathered near the hospital apparently felt that the man had not got the right treatment and started manhandling some of the healthcare workers. (HT Photo)
Relatives and friends who had gathered near the hospital apparently felt that the man had not got the right treatment and started manhandling some of the healthcare workers. (HT Photo)

Relatives torch ambulance after Covid-19 patient dies in Karnataka hospital

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 05:14 PM IST
In the incident, health workers were also said to have been manhandled and a constable present at the hospital was injured in the incident.
Government records accessed by HT showed that the response time for ambulances has reduced from 55 minutes per call on May 31 to less than 30 minutes per call on July 7.(REUTERS)
Government records accessed by HT showed that the response time for ambulances has reduced from 55 minutes per call on May 31 to less than 30 minutes per call on July 7.(REUTERS)

Govt set to hire 151 more ambulances, give monetary incentives to drivers & paramedics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 02:54 AM IST
Government records showed that on March 31, there were 134 ambulances in the city government’s fleet which were pressed into dedicated Covid-19 duty. The number rose to 163 by April 30; to 357 on May 30 and it jumped to 602 as on June 30.
All the injured patients have been shifted to a nearby hospital.
All the injured patients have been shifted to a nearby hospital.

12 Covid-19 patients injured as ambulance overturns in Pune

Pune | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2020 06:06 PM IST
The ambulance overturned while on its way to a Covid care facility near Bavdhan in Maharashtra.
Reddy said that following a directive of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and under the leadership of Home Minister Amit Shah, the Centre and the Delhi government took certain decisions for the benefit of the people of the capital.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Reddy said that following a directive of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and under the leadership of Home Minister Amit Shah, the Centre and the Delhi government took certain decisions for the benefit of the people of the capital.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Centre targets 6 lakh rapid Covid-19 tests in Delhi; to add 500 ventilators, 650 ambulances

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 06:43 PM IST
The Union Minister of State for Home said that as of now 50,000 rapid testing kits procured from South Korea have been sent to these 169 testing centres.
The family also tried to get admission in the private facility Jaypee, Fortis Hospital in Gautam Buddh Nagar and Max in Vaishali, Ghaziabad, but were allegedly told that no beds were available.(File photo)
The family also tried to get admission in the private facility Jaypee, Fortis Hospital in Gautam Buddh Nagar and Max in Vaishali, Ghaziabad, but were allegedly told that no beds were available.(File photo)

Pregnant woman dies in ambulance after running between hospitals for 13 hours

Noida | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2020 10:43 PM IST
Neelam, 30, and her husband Vijender Singh, 30, knocked the doors of eight hospitals, including government ones, before she died in the ambulance outside a facility in Greater Noida on Friday, the family told PTI.
The services of these hospitals might be included for Covid-19, if need be.(HT Photo)
The services of these hospitals might be included for Covid-19, if need be.(HT Photo)

Two more hospitals may join Covid fight soon; private cabs to act as ambulances

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:04 PM IST
The government on Sunday appointed medical directors for its two hospitals in Dwarka and Ambedkar Nagar. The hospitals together will add over 1,800 beds to the existing 11,770 beds in Delhi government-run hospitals.
The letter received by Ludhiana civil hospital was further sent to the sub-divisional hospitals, community and primary health centres across the district.(HT Photo)
The letter received by Ludhiana civil hospital was further sent to the sub-divisional hospitals, community and primary health centres across the district.(HT Photo)

Ensure sanitisation of ambulances, Punjab health department tells civil surgeons

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 08:35 PM IST
In a letter to civil hospitals, director health and family welfare, Punjab, said the ambulances used for ferrying Covid-19 patients should be disinfected as per the government guidelines. Items such as oxygen cylinder and medicine kit should be regularly checked to ensure they are not expired, it said
Residents go about their daily life behind barriers in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Tuesday, March 31, 2020. China says almost all of its coronavirus cases are now brought into the country by travelers from abroad, and Wuhan has not recorded any new confirmed or suspected cases in a week(AP)
Residents go about their daily life behind barriers in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Tuesday, March 31, 2020. China says almost all of its coronavirus cases are now brought into the country by travelers from abroad, and Wuhan has not recorded any new confirmed or suspected cases in a week(AP)

COVID-19 Warrior: Uttarakhand man uses his car as ambulance in remote hilly regions amid lockdown

Dehradun, Hindustan Times | By Suparna Roy
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2020 06:20 AM IST
Ganesh Bhatt, 32, from Devprayag got the idea of using his vehicle as an emergency service after he learnt from a few locals that drivers in the area were scared to take patients to and from hospitals fearing they might contract the virus. Bhatt can be contacted on 9410530387.
The clip was captured on Monday during the protests by students of Jamia Milia Islamia.(Twitter/@CitizenKamran)
The clip was captured on Monday during the protests by students of Jamia Milia Islamia.(Twitter/@CitizenKamran)

Jamia students clear way for ambulance amidst protests. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 06:29 PM IST
The video shows students of Jamia Milia Islamia making way for an ambulance amidst the protests.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani ‘s cousin allegedly died waiting for an ambulance that took almost 40 minutes to reach his residence in Rajkot.(ANI)
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani ‘s cousin allegedly died waiting for an ambulance that took almost 40 minutes to reach his residence in Rajkot.(ANI)

Gujarat orders probe into late arrival of ambulance after CM’s cousin dies

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2019 07:38 PM IST
An official said that since the locations are auto-assigned to ambulances by a software , the vehicle reached Ishwariya village on the outskirts of Rajkot because there is another Modi School - the landmark the caller had told the ambulance service - in that area too.
The incident was caught on camera, winning applause on social media.(Twitter/ANI)
The incident was caught on camera, winning applause on social media.(Twitter/ANI)

Devotees give way to ambulance during Ganesh idol immersion in Pune. Watch

Pune | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 03:38 PM IST
Thousands of devotees moved aside creating a corridor to allow the ambulance to pass through.
Of the 15 railway stations in Navi Mumbai, only Vashi, Nerul and Panvel have ambulances.(PTI)
Of the 15 railway stations in Navi Mumbai, only Vashi, Nerul and Panvel have ambulances.(PTI)

Track accidents increase: Eight stations yet to get medical rooms and ambulances

Mumbai | By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 02:40 AM IST
According to the railway police, all accident victims are not as lucky. Many cannot be taken to hospitals during the golden hour due to lack of ambulances and other vehicles.
A woman gave birth to a girl-child on Madhya Pradesh highway as ambulance failed to arrive.(/Representative Image/Shutterstock Photo)
A woman gave birth to a girl-child on Madhya Pradesh highway as ambulance failed to arrive.(/Representative Image/Shutterstock Photo)

As ‘ambulance never arrived’, Madhya Pradesh woman delivers baby on highway

Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 10:43 AM IST
When the ambulance did not arrive, the husband of the woman tried to take her to the hospital on a motorcycle but she gave birth to the child even before they could reach the hospital.
A boy helped an ambulance cross a bridge safely.(Twitter/@MahantVakkund)
A boy helped an ambulance cross a bridge safely.(Twitter/@MahantVakkund)

Karnataka floods: 12-year-old boy risks his life to guide ambulance, gets bravery award. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 06:35 PM IST
The video, which is now being shared by many, shows 12-year-old Venkatesh running through neck-deep water while guiding an ambulance.
With ambulance operations yet to reach full potential since last month’s strike, police vans responded to calls for help from five women in labour on Friday and Saturday in different parts of the city.(HT Photo)
With ambulance operations yet to reach full potential since last month’s strike, police vans responded to calls for help from five women in labour on Friday and Saturday in different parts of the city.(HT Photo)

With ambulances on strike, Delhi Police vans come to rescue of 5 women in labour

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 07:38 AM IST
In July, ambulance services were hit after workers protested demanding permanent jobs from the government.
On July 1, the state traffic department announced restrictions on the NH between Nashri and Qazigund in Ramban district for five hours daily.(PTI)
On July 1, the state traffic department announced restrictions on the NH between Nashri and Qazigund in Ramban district for five hours daily.(PTI)

Ambulance carrying father’s body halted for Amarnath Yatra: Official

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 10:15 AM IST
The father of Imtiyaz Wani, the director of state finance department, died of cancer at a hospital in Delhi and he was travelling back to Srinagar in the ambulance with the body when they were allegedly stopped near Nagrota.
A city-based NGO on Sunday launched the first ‘tree ambulance’.(AP Photo)
A city-based NGO on Sunday launched the first ‘tree ambulance’.(AP Photo)

Gurugram gets ambulance to care for its trees

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 07:28 AM IST
The ambulance will employ a full-time staff and will be CSR funded, said the NGO’s spokesperson on Sunday. “We will operate six days a week, of which five will involve field work and one will involve visiting residents’ welfare associations and societies,” said Sanjay Kaushik, the spokesperson.
The video has gathered about 4.66 million views - and counting.(Twitter/@AmichaiStein1)
The video has gathered about 4.66 million views - and counting.(Twitter/@AmichaiStein1)

Protestors make way for ambulance in Hong Kong, win Twitter

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 03:07 PM IST
The moment was caught on camera and is doing the rounds on the Internet.
The child died on the hospital premises a little while after being discharged and when the parents asked for an ambulance to take the child’s body home, they were allegedly denied the facility(AFP)
The child died on the hospital premises a little while after being discharged and when the parents asked for an ambulance to take the child’s body home, they were allegedly denied the facility(AFP)

Denied ambulance, mother carries body

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 09:51 PM IST
The child, Afroz, was referred to Lucknow for treatment, but he died in his mother’s arms on the hospital premises.
Speaking to ANI, the deceased’s father said his child was taken to a hospital here earlier today after he was diagnosed with high fever.(HT Photo)
Speaking to ANI, the deceased’s father said his child was taken to a hospital here earlier today after he was diagnosed with high fever.(HT Photo)

Denied ambulance, UP woman forced to carry body of her child home

Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 09:08 AM IST
As the parents of the deceased had no money, they began walking carrying their child. The boy’s mother said he passed away while they were on the way home.
The ambulance’s journey was webcast live on Facebook so that awareness about the ambulance could be spread and people could make way for it.(Sanjeev Verma/HT FILE PHOTO)
The ambulance’s journey was webcast live on Facebook so that awareness about the ambulance could be spread and people could make way for it.(Sanjeev Verma/HT FILE PHOTO)

Ambulance carrying 15-day-old baby gets green corridor from Mangaluru to Kochi

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 05:44 PM IST
The baby reached the Amrita Institute of Medical sciences in Kochi around 430 pm on Tuesday after leaving the Mangaluru hospital around 11 am.
Kerala, April 04 (ANI): Three journalists, including ANI reporter, sustained minor injuries after a barricade broke in Rahul Gandhi's roadshow in Waynad on Thursday. The injured were helped to the ambulance by Rahul Gandhi. (ANI PHOTO)(ANI)
Kerala, April 04 (ANI): Three journalists, including ANI reporter, sustained minor injuries after a barricade broke in Rahul Gandhi's roadshow in Waynad on Thursday. The injured were helped to the ambulance by Rahul Gandhi. (ANI PHOTO)(ANI)

Rahul Gandhi helps three journalists injured during Wayanad roadshow

Wayanad (Kerala) | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 06:02 PM IST
The incident took place when the journalists were covering the roadshow, where Rahul, his sister and Congress’s general secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh East, Priyanka Gandhi, and other leaders were waving to the crowd from a tempo.
It is to be noted that the health department has already deployed 62 ambulances across the city to manage road accident emergencies.(HT Photo)
It is to be noted that the health department has already deployed 62 ambulances across the city to manage road accident emergencies.(HT Photo)

Soon, ambulance near six accident-prone Lucknow crossings

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 08:18 AM IST
According to the report, from 2015 to 2017, as many as 55 people died in road mishaps at Utrethiya Bridge, Harauni, Pakri Bridge, Latif Nagar, IIM and Samta Mulak crossings. In addition, 81 people were injured seriously in accidents at these locations.
The woman’s husband said they decided to hire an auto-rickshaw at the last moment as they heard from locals that ambulances weren’t working due to the ongoing strike of workers of the National Health Mission (NHM).(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
The woman’s husband said they decided to hire an auto-rickshaw at the last moment as they heard from locals that ambulances weren’t working due to the ongoing strike of workers of the National Health Mission (NHM).(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

Unable to get ambulance, Gurugram woman delivers in auto on way to hospital

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2019 05:17 AM IST
According to a family member, Savita, a resident of Naharpur, had labour pains on Wednesday morning, following which her husband called 108 — the health department’s ambulance service. However, no operator answered his calls for almost 30 minutes, the family said.
Since 1994, the Government of India has gifted 722 ambulances and 142 buses to various organisations across Nepal to expand access to healthcare and educational services in Nepal.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Since 1994, the Government of India has gifted 722 ambulances and 142 buses to various organisations across Nepal to expand access to healthcare and educational services in Nepal.(PTI/ Representative Image)

India gifts 30 ambulances, 6 buses to Nepal on Republic Day

Kathmandu | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 04:50 PM IST
India’s Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over keys of the ambulances and buses to the recipient organisations amid celebrations in Indian Embassy premises, Katmandu on Saturday.
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