In order to meet the requirement of medical assistance in congested areas of Delhi as well as to tackle the congested roads during peak traffic hours, Delhi will soon get special motorcycle ambulances in the next two months. This decision was taken at a meeting that was chaired by Lt. Governor Anil Baijal in the presence of Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Delhi Police officials and Medical Superintendents of few hospitals.
Delhi will become the second city after Bangalore to get such motorcycles. In the first phase, 16 such bikes will be introduced in three districts of East, North-East and Shahadara. The bikes will be referred to as “First Responder Bike Ambulances” , these will be ridden by trained paramedics who will be carrying a first aid kit, medicines and other important items. After reaching the site of accident, the FRV (first responder vehicle) paramedics will be able to assess the condition, provide first aid if required and stabilize the medical condition of the needy person till arrival of a proper ambulance at site. The other likely benefits of FRVs include low operation and maintenance cost, increased chances of survival and stabilizing of the patient or accident victim.
Thumbs up to the government for such an initiative – we hope these are introduced in other cities as well.