Integrated Ambulance Service

Integrated Ambulance Service (IAS)

The pilot seeks to establish an automated ambulance service dashboard to cater to the Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) needs of low income communities.

Project Features

  • Establishing an ambulance service to provide doorstep EmONC facilities  in rural Hafizabad
  • Creating of a GIS enabled dashboard for managing the delivery of services 
  • Training paramedics/LHWs associated with each ambulance to provide emergency care to obstetric and neo-natal patients and to notify the nearest hospital about the patient’s condition and arrival time

Research funded under DFID’s
Research And Advocacy (RAF)
program found that lack of timely availability of suitable transport was resulting in a large number mothers losing their lives 

Progress

The District Government has procured 15 ambulances out of its own funds and has recruited the requisite human resource. The ambulance service has begun in Hafizabad since February 2016.  The DCO and Project Director, Policy and Strategic Planning Unit are satisfied with the system design which is under development.

Implementing Partners

District Government Hafizabad