To follow the philosophy of the initiative, resource mobilization and cost sharing are key concepts in utilizing national scale resources.
Each CDC has had ten to fifteen staff, computer hardware, telecommunication equipment, and accessories. Of a total of seventy-eight CDCs, seventy-three CDCs are owned and operated by provincial hospitals, two CDCs are owned and operated by the Provincial Health Office, two CDCs are owned and operated by local administrations, and the last one, Narenthorn Call and Command Center, which is a central coordinating center , is run by EMIT . Investment costs have been input by each owner while operational costs have been shared by the owners and EMIT.
The financial sharing for operational costs of each province is disbursed to Provincial Health Offices and BMA then local administrations other than BMA will received financial subsidies through this gateway.
All medical vehicles such as vans, trucks, boats, and helicopters have been invested for and maintained by operational partners; for instance, community and provincial hospitals, non-profit foundations, Armed Forces, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, none of which was invested by EMIT.
As of June 2011, there were one hundred and one helicopters and an airplane available for air medical transportation. 1,128 boats were ready for water and marine medical transportation. 4,814 car ambulances were located nationwide along with 9,375 First Responders’ cars. No EMS personnel assembled as life support operational teams or First Responder teams were under direct command lines or employees of EMIT; there was a total of 14,189 life support operational teams. Of 122,945 EMS personnel registered, 101,690 were volunteers from non-profit foundations and NGOs.
Every operation dispatched by a CDC in response to requests for EMS will be subject to financial compensation according to the cost sharing basis. In 2007, financial subsidies for operations dispatched according to routine services and disaster response was 460 million Baht and in 2011 it had raised to 806 million Baht.