In an attempt to help Covid patients find transport services easily, Haryana Police has come forward and temporarily provided 440 Covid-19 Hospital Transport Service (COV-HOTS) vehicles for free transportation of needy infected patients from their ….
- 440 Haryana Police SUVs to help COVID patients across state
- Chandigarh, May 6 – In an attempt to help Covid patients find transport services easily, Haryana Police has come forward and temporarily provided 440 Covid-19 Hospital Transport Service (COV-HOTS) vehicles for free transportation of needy infected patients from their home to hospitals/nursing homes and vice-versa.
- Giving this information here today, Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, Sh. Manoj Yadava said that each police district would get 20 Toyota Innova SUVs for this purpose. These vehicles were being provided after the instances of either shortage of ambulances or overcharging by private ambulance service providers came to note. These police vehicles would provide free services to patients and relief to the infected persons.
- Out of the total, 126 COV-HOTS vehicles have already been provided to all the districts across the State. Out of these, 26 SUVs given to Hisar Range while 20 each to Gurugram Police Commissionerate and Rohtak Range, 10 each to Faridabad and Panchkula Commissionerate, 12 each to Ambala and Karnal Range and 16 vehicles to South Range Rewari. 70 SUVs would reach in districts today and the remaining 244 would be delivered by Sunday evening, he added.
- Amid rising cases of coronavirus, the DGP said that these vehicles were provided exclusively for the purpose of providing transportation service of Covid patients. The persons in need can dial 108 or the police control room number of the district to which they belong for free transportation from their homes to hospitals or vice-versa.
- To ensure that the police personnel driving these vehicles are not exposed to any infection, they would wear masks, gloves and PPE kits while being on duty. The State police force is working shoulder-to-shoulder with the medical fraternity to help Covid patients in fighting against the deadly wave of coronavirus pandemic. Our district units extending full cooperation to civil administration in arranging resources, while maintaining law and order and continuing its routine duties, he added.