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Over 900 ambulances deployed at key points

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Nearly 40 first-responder bikes and extra staff on standby

Ambulances of the 108 network have been stationed at important points to attend to any untoward incident during New Year celebrations.

Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar, in a press release, said as a precautionary measure, 936 ambulances and 41 first-responder bikes were kept ready in accident-prone areas.

In Chennai, 38 ambulances were kept ready at key areas along the Marina Beach including Triumph of Labour Statue, Kannagi Statue, Gandhi Statue, Light House, Santhome and Foreshore Estate, and its connecting roads and junctions, Elliot’s Beach in Besant Nagar and surrounding roads. The 108 ambulances were provided with wireless devices for immediate and uninterrupted communication.

Recreation places in all districts have been covered by the 108 ambulances. Additional staff were deployed at the Emergency Response Centre of 108 network.

Hospitals on alert

A total of 13 first-responder bikers were deployed at key junctions till 2 a.m. Round-the-clock emergency care centres at Padiyanallur, Tambaram, Injambakkam and Mamallapuram and government hospitals in the city were on alert, the Minister said in a press release.

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