According to the state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, advanced trauma care facilities would be launched in the government medical colleges district and taluk hospitals and major private medical care institutions, under the initiative. A dedicated ambulance service, with the latest facilities, which will be coordinated through a call centre will also be launched to transport victims to the hospitals without any delay.

A separate software would be developed to ensure the availability of ambulance and to choose the nearby hospitals and a centralised call centre would be set up to manage all information in this regard, they said.

The trauma care facility would be launched using Kerala Road Safety Fund and the social responsibility fund of Kerala State Road Transport Project along with the budget allocations in this regard. The secretaries of various departments including health, home, finance, transport and public works are entrusted to implement the programme in a time-bound manner, sources added.

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