A bike ambulance services has been launched in Mumbai to deal with medical emergency cases in the city. The Lodha Foundation, a Mumbai based charitable trust has introduced this service which will carry patients to hospitals free of cost.
Equipped with a first-aid kit and oxygen cylinder, the free bike ambulance services will prove to be a big boon to those patients who get stuck in heavy traffic and need immediate medical attention. It is aimed to provide swift movement through traffic in case of an emergency by covering long distances in short period of time during the golden hour.
The charitable trust which has been backed by a local lawmaker came up with the idea to introduce free bike ambulance service as it has edge over four-wheelers which get stuck in heavy traffic jams. Patient at times dies due to late medical attention.
When asked how the bike service will be helpful, Mangal Prabhat Lodha, a politician and founder of the charitable trust, said that the ambulance was capable of entering narrow lanes and it had all the facilities that a normal ambulance have.
The ambulance is equipped with medical kit, stretcher and oxygen cylinder. It also has space for doctors to sit at the back.
Bike ambulance services are not a new concept in India. Many cities including Bengaluru and Hyderabad already have such kind of unique services. Chhattisgarh Government introduced Bike ambulance services in July this year and since then it has saved several lives in the State.