National Ambulance Code - Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India, has published ambulance standards. Types of Road Ambulances are designated as follows based on the level of care provided in the ambulance.
Type A Road Ambulance /Medical First Responder:
Road Ambulance designed to provide emergent out of hospital medical care to patients when stationary. This vehicle maybe any CMVR approved Category M or L vehicle suitable for the terrain to be used in but will not have the capability to transport patients in supine state or provide them medical care inside the vehicle.
Type B Road Ambulance/ Patient Transport:
Vehicle Road ambulance designed and equipped for the transport patients who are not expected to become emergency patients.
Type C Road Ambulance: Basic Life Support Ambulance
A vehicle ergonomically designed, suitably equipped and appropriately staffed for the transport and treatment of patients requiring non-invasive airway management / basic monitoring.
Type D Road Ambulance: Advanced Life Support Ambulance
A vehicle ergonomically designed, suitably equipped and appropriately staffed for the transport and treatment of emergency patients requiring invasive airway management / intensive monitoring.