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Definition

A phrase popularised by Chief Minister YSR Reddy to remind people of his Rajiv Gandhi Arogyasri Scheme, which involves participation by private sector hospitals to bring medical care to the poor. The numbers 108 and 104 (for cities and rural areas) are what you need to dial for an ambulance which carts the patient to the nearest hospital. The ‘kuein kuein kuein’ was used effectively by YSR to mimic the siren.

Source: Indian Express

Usage

YSR's 108 kuien kuien kuien slogan is simply genius! Only problem is that his voice sounds like a gaddha and so his ambulance mimicry sound is quite awful.
Added 2011-09-26 by Logonathan