Traffic in metropolitan cities has reached unimaginable level, turning daily commutes into nightmares. Delhi government on Thursday launched bike ambulance services for East Delhi (East, North East and Sahadara) to provide quick pre-hospital response.
16 bikes were launched by Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at Delhi Secretariat along with Health minister Satyendra jain.
Bike ambulance to be kn own as the ‘First Responder vehicles’ will have various facilities like portable oxygen cylinder, first-aid kit, dressing material, air-splints, GPS and communication devices. The benefits of bike ambulance includes low operation and maintenance cost, increased chances of survivals and stabilizing of the patient or the accident victim.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said,”Today we have taken a big step for the people of Delhi. Till now only big vehicles were available for ambulance service, now these bike ambulance will be able to reach narrow bylanes to provide immediate medical care for people residing there”.
He added, ” the van ambulances were not able to reach at small lane areas. The number of bikes will be increased in the coming future and it will be easy in high traffic zones”.
The sanctioned fund for the project costs Rs 40 lakh and was approved by the cabinet last year.
“Against the sanctioned funds of Rs 40 lakh, the project was completed at 23 lakh only”, the government said.