‘Give Way to Ambulance’ campaign

Chennai: In an attempt to create awareness among road users of the significance of clearing way to ambulances, the Rotary Club of Madras Perungudi is set to conduct a campaign on Saturday.

“With the increasing traffic on the roads, ambulances have a tough task in taking the patients to hospitals on time. The campaign would emphasize that other motorists must move left making way for the ambulance on hearing the siren. A survey conducted by it revealed that nearly 18,000 patients who are transported in ambulances every year could be saved from medical complications if the vehicles could reach hospitals faster.” said the Club’s project head V.Veerappan

As part of the campaign, a meeting would be conducted at Queen Mary’s College.It would organize a walkathon on Saturday from Labour Statue on the Marina beach in which hundreds of the students are expected to participate.The campaign would have to inculcate habit of adhering to the traffic rules among motorists. Ambulance drivers must also be educated not to misuse the vehicles.

source: The Hindu

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