"A doctor would be attached to the 108 ambulances handling cardiac cases. Though the doctor would be sitting in casualty of the government-run hospitals, he or she will immediately attend to the patient," Mr Rane told reporters.
The newly launched ambulances are equipped with facilities to handle cardiac emergencies in the state. He said the health department has also decided to convert worn-out '108' ambulances into hearse vans by refurbishing them.
The minister said the '108' ambulances are fitted with global positioning system or GPS and their movement is monitored from a control room.
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