Delhi Government has assured the introduction of 'First Responder Vehicles'. These will include bike ambulances to deal with the problem of congested lanes and provide emergency services to patients in remote locations as well. The introduction of the ambulances, which was to happen in January this year, got delayed. Now in the first phase, a total 16 bike ambulance will be rolled out in East Delhi, which houses some of the most congested areas in the city.
The idea to introduce these bike ambulances was introduced in a meeting attended by Lt-Governor Anil Baijal, Health Minister Satyendra Jain and medical superintendents of major hospitals. The statement released after the meeting had said that to avoid delays in emergency services because of congested roads and increased traffic jams in the city, these First Responder Vehicles will be introduced.
"The bikes will at least have a 200cc engine to make sure that they can take the load of a pillion and a first aid kit. It is easier for the heavy bikes to reach any given location even during the monsoons.", said an official. The 16 FRVs will have trained ambulance manpower to reach all the narrow streets in the shortest time span.
Article Source : DNA India