Kathmandu, January 16, 2018: The Ministry of Information and Communications has made a statement regarding the process of launching common telephone number for ambulance service. This is for the first time the government is propelling the service where its operation is going to be conducted in the Kathmandu valley by the private sector.
According to the new provision, people can dial 112, which will ring at the central dispatch center set up within the ministry. The Ambulance Service Operation Guidelines-2073 mentions that the center could be also established in other locations.
As stated by Rajib Pokharel, the due process has been forwarded to the provider and discussions have been underway with the Nepal Telecom authority. He added, “The service will be tested from Dhading. It will come into implementation across the country thereafter,”
Moreover, the service might be examined from Dhading which will come into implementation across the country with a hope that this would set common telephone number for the service across the country aiding several people in the process.
According to the country director for the Medical Teams International, Bimal Bista, they are introducing the service under the ’emergency medical services’ with the help of the government. Medical Teams International will provide economic assist to launch the service test-operation in the first segment.