Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: An emergency medical referral control room has been established at K.A. P.Viswanatham Government Medical College Hospital here for providing assistance to district residents. The control room, which will function round the clock, can be reached through toll-free telephone number 1056 or 2771358 (from mobile phones).

Apart from emergency-related services such as organising ambulance services for accident relief, it will also function as an information centre on various government schemes. District residents can get in touch with the centre for passing on information such as outbreak/high incidence of diseases and register their grievances regarding health services.