EC directs UP govt to cover ‘Samajwadi’ word written on


Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has covered the word “Samajwadi” written on 1,488 ambulances under its ‘Samajwadi Swasthya Seva’ initiative as per the directive of the Election Commission.

Additional Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) P K Pandey said a decision in this regard was taken following a complaint.

“The ECI has instructed the CEO office to ensure the implementation of its order. So far, ‘Samajwadi’ word written on 1,488 ambulances have been covered,” he said.

‘Samajwadi Swasthya Sewa’, the free-of-cost and round-the-clock emergency ambulance service, was launched in the state by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

On receiving a call on toll-free number 108, an ambulance reaches the patient within 20 minutes and the patient is provided medical aid before being shifted to a hospital, under the initiative.