Staff Reporter

VIJAYAWADA: The Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI), which operates ‘108’ services, will add nine more ambulances to its fleet in Krishna district. Of these, three would be put to use in the city.

Addressing a press conference on Saturday, EMRI Krishna district manager Y. Ramesh said there were thirty ambulances, including 6 in the city, catering to the needs of 44.19 lakh people. In addition to the new ambulances, the EMRI would add a bike to its first responders’ service in the city. The ambulances were expected to reach the district before April 15. Mr. Ramesh said at present, 927 villages in the district were covered by EMRI services.