Vizianagaram police get 6 bikes to provide first aid to accident victims

Each bike costs around Rs 1.23 lakh and is redesigned for dual purposes of ambulance and patrolling.

Published: 15th April 2018 07:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2018 07:55 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VIZIANAGARAM: To ensure first aid service on the spot to the road accident victims and also to shift them to nearby hospitals, Vizianagaram police have taken up an innovative approach by introducing first aid bikes in the district. Though there are 108, highway ambulance and other emergency service vehicles for the cause, police introduced the first aid bikes to reach out to accident victims immediately even in traffic snarls. In the initial phase, police launched six bikes - four in Vizianagaram and two at Bhogapuram. Two trained policemen will take charge of one bike each in their jurisdiction daily. Besides the first aid service, policemen on the first aid duty must also conduct patrolling in their police station limits.

As many as 281 deaths and 765 injury cases were reported in the road accidents last year while there were 290 deaths and 915 injured cases in 2016 and 285 fatalities and 926 injury cases were reported in 2015 in the district.

"To regulate traffic in the city as well as to perform the first aid service on the spot to the road accident victims, we thought of introducing bikes to conduct patrolling as well as first aid service," said Vizianagaram SP G Pala Raju. On the first aid bikes, he said that the bikes were specially redesigned for the purpose and are equipped with first aid kits, public address system and GSP tracking system. He also said the bikes were donated by a company under its corporate social responsibility (CSR). He also said that they promised to contribute more bikes for traffic regulation as well as the first aid services in future.

Each bike costs around Rs 1.23 lakh and is redesigned for dual purposes of ambulance and patrolling, he added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp