Claiming its mobile emergency health service a success, Uttarakhand government is planning to seek the state's entry into the 'Guinness Book of World Records' for having provided facilities for the birth of 784 children in moving vans during 16 months time.
"Birth of children inside mobile vans in such a large number is a world record and the state would soon send its claim to the Guinness Book of World Records in this regard," said Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank.
"With the help of these vans, a total of 28905 women were admitted to the hospitals where they delivered babies during the period," said Nishank, who also holds the health ministry.
Considering the geographical conditions of the hill state where people especially women generally do not get appropriate and timely medical help, the 108 emergency mobile health services have proved very useful, Nishank said.
The service was launched by the state government in collaboration with Hyderabad based Emergency Medical and Research Institute, a private company, in 2008 to provide medical facilities in remote areas.
The Chief Minister said the response time of this service is very less and the mobile vans reach the needy persons in 8-10 minutes.
So far the 108 services have received 25,42,135 calls and of these 30,09902 were emergency ones. Besides, 90,890 people were also provided emergency facilities through the service, he added.