Maharashtra: Go to any hospital and a battery of white cars and vans will stare you in the face outside these hospitals. They are ill-equipped ambulances stationed to lure desperate relatives of ill patients. Mohammed Safwan's death is a case in point. The business of private ambulances in the city is highly unorganised and not regulated by either the central or state governments. In over a decade the number of ambulances in Maharashtra has increased by three times. According to the state transport department in 2000–01 there were 4052 registered ambulances. The number has swollen up to 11797 in 2012–13.