102 Ambulance Service

The 102 Free Ambulance Service is an emergency medical transport service in India. It is also called National Ambulance Service (NAS). Under this service, all the ambulances are fitted with GPS system (for easy tracking) and other necessary medical equipment.[1] This emergency transport service facilitates 24x7 free of cost service to pregnant women, newborn babies and their mothers as well under the Janani SurakshaYojana and Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram.[2] The ambulance service provides first aid to the patient and transport them to the nearest Community Health Centre or Government hospitals. There are 10017 ambulances operating as 102 patient transport. In some states, 5484 empanelled vehicles are also used as 102 ambulances to transport pregnant women and children to nearest healthcare facility.

102 Ambulance services will be used be mostly by JSSK beneficiaries for:

  • From Home to health facility, In case of non-availability of vehicle, '102' would request '108' for pickup such cases.
  • Facility to facility, in case of 2nd referral by “108’, not available then “102”
  • Drop back from the facility to home if stays for min 48 hrs after delivery in case of Pregnant women but without any condition for sick neonates only by “102”and in case of non-availability, Institutional ambulance will be deployed for the cause. The cost for drop-back from outside of the district will be reimbursed along with JSY package, as per the tender rate finalised for 102 Ambulances.
  • Transport JSSK beneficiaries for Pick up point to Maternity Waiting Home or to nearest Health facility as per need in difficult area by “102”.


108 Ambulance

102 Ambulance

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