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CM flags off 167 new ambulances, launches app

Jaipur: Rajasthan has 90 per cent health insurance coverage as compared to the national average of 41 per cent, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Sunday, attributing the success to schemes such as the Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme.

Gehlot said against the national average of 41 per cent, Rajasthan has 90 per cent coverage of health insurance, while the coverage is 15.9 per cent in Uttar Pradesh, 22.4 per cent in Maharashtra and 44 per cent in Gujarat.

“The schemes which we have introduced here are being talked about in the country. I believe that other states and the Centre would also have to implement (such schemes),” Gehlot told the media here after flagging off 167 new ‘108-emergency ambulances’ from Amar Jawan Jyoti on Sunday. All these ambulances will be included in the fleet in various districts to further strengthen the basic medical services.

Besides this, the Chief Minister also launched the Ambulance Inspection Mobile Application, through which the effective inspection of the movement of ambulances. The CM minister said that excellent management was done during the corona pandemic in the state.

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