The Mumbai police on Thursday received it's own cardiac ambulances for ferrying it's personel to hospitals in cases of emergencies. The ambulances have been donated by Mumbai Police credit society. The Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale inaugurated the ambulances at Mumbai police commissioner office at Fort on Thursday.
The two ambulances will be stationed at different locations in the city so that they could be made available during emergencies. They will be used for ferrying police personnel and their family members to hospitals during emergencies, said police.
During first wave of COVID-19 between March to May last year when the pandemic was at it's worst, many police personnel had raised complaint about lack of facilities, non availability of ambulances and bed availability despite being so front line workers.
To adress their concerns, the Mumbai police then started dedicated helpline for police personnel. Later dedicated COVID care facilities were also opened for cops and their families.