Kerala Government Appoints Its First Woman Ambulance Driver

Did you know that Kerala didn’t have a woman ambulance driver until now? In the account of International Women’s Day, the Kerala Government has appointed the state’s first woman ambulance driver.

Deepamol from Kerala’s Kottayam has had a driving career spanning decades. She has worked as a driving school instructor, taxi driver, and tipper lorry driver over the past few years. In fact, in 2021, she took a solo bike trip from Kottayam to Ladakh in 16 days. The adventure junkie in her gave her the opportunity to shine brighter by becoming Kerala’s first woman ambulance driver.

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Kerala Government Appoints Its First Woman Ambulance Driver
Credits: The Deccan Chronicle

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During the inauguration, Minister for Health and Women and Child Development Veena George handed over the key of an ambulance to Deepamol. She commented, “Deepamol is an inspiration to all. I extend all my wishes to her during the occasion.” This ambulance is part of the health department’s trauma care project KANIV-108. Veena George also stated that they would be appointing more women ambulance drivers in every district soon.

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Aishwarya Gopinath
A foodie at heart, an aspiring novelist, and an enthusiastic writer by nature, I love to dig deep into culture and lifestyle of the place and people around me. I hope to make people cry, laugh, smile, angry, and satisfied with my writing.

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