PUDUCHERRY: With a view to reduce deaths due to road accidents, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) is launching their Emergency Ambulance and Motor Bike Retrieval Services named “PEARS- PIMS Emergency Ambulance and Retrieval Services” here on Wednesday.
It is a pilot and pioneering initiative to ensure “first aid to the victims during the golden hour” of trauma and also to provide retrieval transport services to any destination within Puducherry. All retrieval services are free of cost at the first call level till reaching the patient to the tertiary care centre, said Dr John Abraham, Director-Principal of PIMS.
A unique feature of the service is the “Motorbike Ambulance services” with mounted paramedics. They will be the first responders to provide emergency medical care to people in congested areas, by-lanes and crowded zones where four wheeled ambulances cannot reach.
The emergency ambulance is equipped with state-of-art facilities with latest emergency life support system for transporting the patient to the nearest tertiary care centre. After the patient is stabilized by the motor bike ambulance service, the patient will be carried to the ambulance. The motor cycle is equipped with portable suction kit, monitor, defibrillator, IME laryngoscope kit, emergency drugs and I V fluids and resuscitation kit.
Motorbike ambulance drivers would be fully trained in rendering first aid and would start resuscitation measures to save the victim at the site. Paramedics and nurses would accompany the emergency service.
The fleet at present consists of two fully equipped state-of-the-art ambulances and two motor bikes equipped with resuscitation equipment and medicines along with the paramedics who have been trained for emergency, retrieval and resuscitation services.
CM N Rangasamy will launch the service.