Ambulances with a basic life saving support system play a vital role in stabilizing the severely injured person. These Tata Motors manufactured ambulances were procured from the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation. New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday stopped 90 primary care ambulances to provide medical care to traffic accident victims in some states and union areas. These ambulances were procured at a cost of 18.63 rupees.

The 90 primary care ambulances are for the Andaman Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttarakhand, the Ministry of Roads and Highways said in a statement.

According to traffic accident statistics, of the 415 deaths per day in India, around 40 percent can be saved if basic medical treatment is provided on time, the statement said.

India causes about 5 lakh traffic accidents each year, one of the highest in the world, killing 1.5 lakh people and crippling another 3 lakh.

Ambulances with a basic life saving support system play a vital role in stabilizing the severely injured person.

These Tata Motors manufactured ambulances were procured from the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation.