In a path breaking gesture, Tata Motors has presented 10 Tata Sumo ambulances to the Government of Bangladesh. The initiative was conducted through NITOL Motors, Tata Motors’ local distributors in Bangladesh. These ambulances were handed over to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh with Health Minister, Director General and Secretary of Health Services also present at the ceremony.
With a strong and committed presence in Bangladesh, Tata Motors made this contribution to enhance the well being of the community and improve health services in the country. Bangladesh lacks both modern hospitals and the latest of equipment while an ambulance is the most basic of equipment required for the quick and efficient transportation of patients.
Each of these 10 Tata Sumo ambulances have been fitted with essential on-board features to cater to the immediate demands of critical patients. The Tata Sumo SE ambulance, powered by a 1948cc diesel engine, is fitted with stretcher and medical cabinet besides a stand for oxygen cylinder. Additionally, it features a bar light on top with an announcement system. Tata Sumo Gold ambulance is powered by a 2,956cc diesel engine and receives power steering, central locking along with stretcher, medical cabinet and stand for oxygen cylinder.
Following presentation of the 10 Tata Sumo ambulances to the Government of Bangladesh, they will be allocated to hospitals and health complexes in Gazipur, Sherpur, Dinajpur, Patuakhali, Jabalpur, Bugerhut, Rungpur, Bandarban, Khagrachori and Gopalgan.