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Bengaluru: Ambulance gets preference over VIP convoy in State


Bengaluru, Jul 10 (IANS): Ambulances across Karnataka need not wait for a VIP convoy to pass for rushing patients to hospitals for emergency treatment, a top city police official said on Monday.

"As per the orders passed from the state police chief Neelamani N Raju, the traffic police in the city and across the state will make way for the ambulances to pass through to get the patients to hospitals in time, even if there is VIP movement on the route," Bengaluru Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar told IANS here.

The move comes after the state's Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister G Parameshwara wrote to Raju asking the state's traffic police to give preference to ambulances irrespective of VIP convoy movement.


State police chief Neelamani N Raju

"I have observed that ambulances are sometimes stopped to make way for my convoy. Nothing is more important than rescuing a person in need of immediate medical help. Going forward, no ambulances will be stopped during movement of VIP convoys," Parameshwara said in a tweet.

According a report in local media, an ambulance was held up for 15 minutes in the city last month for allowing Parameshwara's convoy to pass first.

In June last year, a police officer Nijlingappa was rewarded by the city police department for making way for an ambulance before then President Pranab Mukherjee's convoy passed on the same route.

Instances of vehicular traffic, including ambulance service, being held up for VIP convoys has been receiving flak as precious time would be last during the 'golden hour' (first hour after a traumatic injury) as any delay in rushing a patient to a hospital may endanger a human life.

 

 


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  • Sunil Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    How do you make certain that all ambulance sirens are genuine emergencies. At times there are ambulance drivers who simply use sirens to ensure they pass through a signal or get preference even if there is no actual emergency. Remember that one incident in Mangalore where driver was simply using siren to move through a signal, when questioned he gave a silly reason saying he himself was suffering from diarrhoea.

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  • Tilak Kamath Mithrabettu, London

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    If Ambulance sirens are not genuine, there should be legal/disciplinary action against the driver so severe that he could lose his/her job. I guess no sane driver would be stupid enough to turn the siren on anyway.

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  • Jayaraj Rai, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Good decision but this will be misused by suicide bombers/ or criminals who want to eleminate particular VIP. Since they have access to convoy they will approach as decoy in ambulance and do their job. Before taking such decisions better do the homework properly.

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  • Royston Saldanha, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Will it be implemented…?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    This is not FEKUGIRI ...

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Absolutely correct decision. This decision should have been taken long back, still better late than never. There are no VIPs here. They are our servants, elected to serve the public. Why this VIP tag?

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Not only Ambulance but they must allow School and College bus also.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    ವರ್ದಿಕೇಚೆ ವೊರನ್ ಬಸ್ ಯಿ ರಬ್ಬೋಚ ನಜ...

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Good point. But funeral possession no hurry.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi, NewYork,USA.

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    My big salute to State Police Chief Neelamani N Raju for your mind-blowing order. I hope the VIP's will adhere to the orders.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Good decision on dealing with emergency cases on ambulance shifting to the hospital

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Slap on the face for these arrogant VIP's ...

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  • Sujith Pinto, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Good move in terms of Traffic discipline....!! Need many more moves in Traffic movement.....!! Good job once again!!!!!

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  • CHARLES SALDANHA, MALAD-MALWANI

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    I REMEMBER SOME YEARS BACK IN THE STREETS OF MUMBAI I WAS CROSSING
    THE ROAD.THE POLICE MAN ON DUTY SENT ME BACK AND INSTRUCTED TO USE FOOT OVER BRIDGE AS SOME VIP WAS EXPECTED. VIP VISIT AND INCONVENIENCE TO PUBLIC NEVER ENDS.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Her instructions may be applicable only to the state police.

    So far as I am aware, she has no power over Central security, investigation and other functionaries.

    So if the Gujju-bhai comes visiting, a few emergency patients will have to get to the treatment centres three days before the event of the emergency.

    Unfortunately, a political VIP in India is more important than gods.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    ಕಾನೂನು ಬದ್ದ ವಾದರೆ ಉತ್ತಮ
    ಇಲ್ಲವಾದರೆ ..................ಸಾಟ್ ಸಾಲ್ ಮೆ ಕ್ಯಾ ಕೀಯ ಇದೇ ಹಲವರ ಉತ್ತರ

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Last time Modi came here in mangalore half day traffic was closed for general public in air port road,
    this rule shud be for entire country, nothing more importent than some ones life,

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  • Robotkem, Kemmannu

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    NOT ONLY, VIP CONVEYs, EVEN COMMON PUBLIC, PLYING THEIR VEHICLES SHOULD GIVE WAY TO AMBULANCES ON EMERGENCY.

    WILL BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.

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  • Divya, Bondel

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Kudos Parameshwar sir..

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  • Anand, Surathkal

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    One of THE BEST decision by our DCM. Better to stop VIP culture to avoid inconvenience to general public.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    I hope Modi is Listening ...

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    New rule will be applicable to all VVIPs including Modij but except Bengal didi...!Our new govt will not tolerate if didi's convoy is blocked for making way to a ambulance ......

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    @ Jossey sir..,

    ... just came update is that.., this specific news movement onward to Delhi got stuck in Nagpur tower. Let us pray to our kula daiva & at bootha kola (with or without animal sacrifice) to clear the hitch & glitch....!!! for smooth onward transmission....!!!!

    jh
    jai hind..,

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  • John Tauro, M'luru / Kwt

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Don’t worry Modi will definitely not oppose it. But what about your PM aspirant Mamta-di, who exhibited her arrogance during HDK’s swearing-in ceremony? Will it be acceptable to her?

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