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Hi-tech ambulance fleet gets go-ahead

The government, private hospitals and voluntary organisations have decided to launch several hi-tech ambulances, equipped with sophisticated gadgets, including ventilators, defibrillators (for electrical shocks), nebulisers (to give medicine through oxygen masks), ECG machines and oxygen cylinders. The first such ambulance, sponsored by Suraksha Hospital, will hit the city roads on Monday. The brain behind the project, programme coordinator Saurabh Koley of Emergency Medical Services Council, will provide all logistic support to Suraksha and other hospitals in building up a largescale ambulance network.

Treat-the-poor plea to doctors

State director-general of police D.C Vajpai called on doctors to treat the poor. Speaking at a function on the first anniversary of Jyotsna, a free medical camp in Kalyannagar, Thakurpukur, Vajpai requested doctors to spare time on weekends and fan out in the remote areas to treat the poor.

Customs man killed

A Customs employee was killed by some unidentified goons at Ichhapur, North 24-Parganas, on Saturday night. Police said Biplab Sarkar, 24, was murdered and his body was dumped off Ichhapur railway station. Several men were detained for interrogation.

Body found

An unidentified body of a youth was found in front of a house in Salt Lake’s BG block on Saturday night. There were no marks of injury on the body. Preliminary investigations suggest it was a case of suicide, police said.

Blaze toll up

One more person has died in the fire at the leather sandal unit at Beniapukur on Sunday, taking the toll to two. The fire, which broke out on Saturday, left one dead and eight injured.

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O EASTERN RAILWAY for opening a new computerised reservation office at Basirhat, taking the number of such offices to 225
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