Punjab

CEO writes letter to ACS Health for issuance of advice to public and private ambulance service providers to stick to model code of conduct

Punjab Tribune Bureau | April 20, 2019 07:49 PM

CHANDIGARH : With the reference to the Interstate coordination committee meeting held at Chandigarh on April 18, 2019 on security the Chief Electoral Officer Punjab, Dr. S. Karuna Raju clarified that as per  general protocol ambulances are not stopped while they carry the patients at the security check points and they are facilitated to cross security check barriers without any inconvenience to the patients and only in the case of specific inputs Model Code of Conduct rules are followed.

In this regard the Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab today wrote a letter to the Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Punjab (Department of Health & family Welfare) to issue advisory to public and private ambulance service providers during parliament election period 2019

In its letter Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, Dr. S. Karuna Raju said that in order to create a level playing field, the Election Commission of India has issued detailed instructions for monitoring of election expenditure during General Elections to Lok Sabha-2019. With this said aim in mind various expenditure monitoring teams are functional in all Districts of the State from the date of announcement of elections.

He further said that in the past it was observed that some times, ambulances carried the names and pictures of political personalities which has the potential to influence voters' behavior. This would cause inconvenience to the patients who are being carried by the Ambulances to Hospitals in case they are stopped on the way. The CEO appealed to the ambulance operators to use Ambulance services seamlessly for the health service operations. He sought the cooperation from public and private ambulance service operators for peaceful conduct of elections-2019.

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