Bike ambulance to run on pilot basis from January in Delhi

The bike ambulances would be in three districts in the capital, seeking to provide quick pre-hospital care response in congested areas of the city.

Published: 09th November 2017 06:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2017 07:53 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Bike ambulance facilities would be introduced on a pilot basis in three districts of Delhi from January, seeking to provide quick pre-hospital care response in congested areas of the city, authorities today said.

The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Lt.

Governor Anil Baijal at the Raj Niwas here, to explore the feasibility of improving emergency response services through introduction of first responder vehicles (FRVs).

"It was decided that the facility of FRVs will be introduced on a pilot basis in three districts -- East, North-east and Shahadara from January 2018. In the first phase, 16 FRVs will be introduced," the L-G House said in a statement.

The meeting was attended by Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Principal Secretary (Health), Special Commissioner (Traffic) and chief spokesperson of Delhi Police Dependra Pathak, and Medical Superintendents of the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash (LNJP) Hospital, GTB Hospital and DDU Hospital, and the Commissioner of the St. John's Ambulance Brigade.

"This facility would provide quick pre-hospital care response in congested areas. It shall reduce the incidence of mortality and morbidity by ensuring that patients receive appropriate medical care within the 'golden hour," the L-G said.

It was informed to the Lt Governor that to meet the requirement of medical assistance in congested areas and to tackle situation during peak traffic hours, there is a need to deploy FRVs (two-wheelers) to complement and supplement the existing ambulances, the statement said.

"These FRVs will be driven by trained paramedics and they shall carry basic first-aid kit, medical and other requisite items," it said.

Baijal was also apprised that FRV paramedics would reach the site, assess the condition, provide first-aid (if required) and stabilise the medical condition of the needy person till arrival of ambulance (if needed) at the site, the statement said.

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