Bengaluru to soon have eight helipads for medical emergencies

Prime News, State (Bengaluru), November 13:-Bengaluru Mayor Sampath Raj has said that the city will soon have helipads to help common people during medical emergencies.

Raj on Sunday said, “We are considering to make helipads across the eight zones of the city for medical emergencies of common people. It’s in a primary stage and we will take opinion of all then decide.”

The proposal is expected to be presented in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) soon.

“So much of precious time is lost when ambulances are stuck in traffic. We will look at providing such services at nominal prices. Also, when you can pay lakhs of rupees for treatment, I am sure people won’t mind spending a few thousands to save lives using helicopters to fly to the nearest hospital,” the mayor said.

The plan is to name the helipads after former mayors of the city, added this will happen only if BBMP council approve.

Reacting to the criticism BBMP facing with regard to the road potholes said, “We welcome the criticism and working to resolve the pothole issue too”. The roads will be done, but helipads are a different ball game and will help the fast-growing city of Bengaluru to be able to handle traffic problems better,” Sampath Raj said.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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