Communicate before patient referral within municipal limits of Srinagar; Traffic Police to hospital administration, health care centres

Srinagar, Feb 18: Srinagar Traffic Police on Sunday asked hospital administration and other healthcare centres operating in Kashmir valley to communicate with the department’s control room for hassle free movement of patients within municipal limits of Srinagar.

Traffic Police advised commuters to pave way for ambulances carrying patients to referral hospitals, failing which fine of rupees 10,000 and imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months will be invoked under Section 194E Motor Vehicles Act.

“In case of any medical emergency movement, hospital administration and other health care centers operating in Kashmir Valley are advised to communicate with Traffic Police Control Room for hassle free movement of patients within municipal limits of Srinagar. The drivers of the medical emergency vehicles carrying patients and the attendants shall keep close liaison with Traffic Control Unit on helpline numbers during the transit of patient to the hospital for hassle free passage,” SSP Srinagar Traffic Police in an advisory said.

He said that all the commuters on road are advised to pave way for ambulances, especially carrying patients to referral hospitals, failure to provide passage to the medical emergency vehicles (ambulances) is violation under section 194E Motor Vehicle Act and carries fine of Rs. 10,000 and imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months.

The advisory added that Traffic Police Department has a dedicated 24×7 Control Room wherein citizens can get real time assistance with regard to Traffic on Telephone No’s: 0194-2450022, 2485396/ Toll Free No. 18001807091/Special Service No. 103.

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