‘Give Way for Ambulance’ Drive Launched

By Governance Today
In Governance Watch
September 25, 2014

Mumbai Police recently launched a campaign to raise awareness among people about allowing rapid plying of ambulances through traffic jams so that they proceed to hospital without any difficulties and patients promptly get medical aid. The drive titled ‘Make Way for Ambulance’ saw presence of Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee as the chief guest. Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria described the initiative as one of the most ambitious and prestigious programmes undertaken by cops. He made an appeal to the citizens to be a part of the drive. “Let’s take a pledge that we will clear our way for an ambulance whenever we hear the siren so that the emergency vehicle reaches the hospital faster,” he said. Mukherjee echoed his view. Banners, posters and hoardings near hospitals and petrol pumps as well as important traffic junctions would be displayed as part of the campaign to educate how to make way for ambulances.