Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami flagged off 118 ambulances from the Secretariat recently. Sources said that these ambulances will be used to transport Covid-19 patients. At present Coronavirus patients are being transported using 108 ambulance service.

Currently there are 1,005 ambulances across Tamil Nadu. Palaniswami recently said that 500 more ambulances will be added to the fleet. Out of these 118 ambulances, 90 will be used by the Government and the remaining 18 will be used in private hospitals. These ambulances will be sent to different parts of the State.