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Sri Lanka last week initiated the Emergency Response Service Ambulance Project at an event held with the participation of Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Y. K. Sinha. Under the first phase of the project, India will donate 85 ambulances to be deployed in the Western & Southern provinces under a grant facility amounting to Rs. 1 bn.

Moreover, a team of 600 Medical personnel from SL are to soon receive training in India on the use of the state-of-the-art medical equipments fitted in the ambulance. It is learnt that the govt plans to roll out 400 vehicles by end 2016 under a PPP model

(Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe)