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National Ambulance Service (NAS)
One of the achievement of NHM is the patient transport ambulances operating under Dial 108/102 ambulance services.
At the time of launch of NRHM (a sub-mission of NHM) in 2005, such ambulances networks were non-existent.
Now 33 States/UTs have the facility where people can Dial 108 or 102 telephone number for calling an ambulance.
Dial 108 is predominantly an emergency response system, primarily designed to attend to patients of critical care, trauma and accident victims etc.
Dial 102 services essentially consist of basic patient transport aimed to cater the needs of pregnant women and children though other categories are also taking benefit and are not excluded. JSSK entitlements e.g. free transfer from home to facility, inter facility transfer in case of referral and drop back for mother and children are the key focus of 102 service.
For Dial 102 Service and Dial 108 Service, operational cost is supported under NHM.