Bengaluru has become the first city in the country to get an ambulance service on two-wheelers.
- The Karnataka government has taken the novel initiative to launch the Bike Ambulance service to reach out to patients and accident victims stuck in congested city areas.
- To begin with, the health department of KarnatakAa has launched 30 motorcycle ambulances.
- The two-wheeled ambulances are equipped with first-aid kits and oxygen cylinders, and the rider will be a trained paramedic with a driving licence.
- The 30 First Responder Bikes, launched alongside the already existing 711 ‘Arogya Kavacha’ 108 Ambulances, are stationed at hotspots in Bangalore so that they reach accident spots within “Platinum 10” minutes to provide care to the affected.
Sources: The Hindu.