Delhi: Bike ambulances to be introduced soon

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In a pilot project of two-wheeler ambulances, “first responder vehicles” will be started soon on Delhi roads from January, authorities said on Thursday.

It was reported that the “First Responder Vehicles” (FRVs) will be introducing on Delhi roads to provide quick pre-hospital treatment to patients in case of an emergency.

The decision was taken by the Lt. Governor Anil Baijal to improve the emergency response services in the capital.

The statement said, “To meet the requirement of medical assistance in congested areas and also to tackle the congested roads during peak traffic hours, there is a need to deploy First Responder Vehicles (two-wheelers) to complement and supplement the existing ambulances”.

In the meeting Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Medical Superintendents of few hospitals and Delhi Police officials were present.

It was believed that in this “First Responder Bike Ambulance” (FRV) trained paramedics would carry a basic first aid kit, medicines.

Governor Anil Baijal said in a statement,”It shall reduce the incidence of mortality and morbidity by ensuring that patients receive appropriate medical care within the golden hour”.

This facility will be introduced in three districts of East, North-east, and Shahdara.

Following this, in its first phase,16 FRVs will be introduced.

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