In a bid to provide quick emergency medical aid to people, the Aaam Aadmi Party-led Delhi Government has started bike ambulance services in the national capital.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with Health Minister Satyendra Jain recently launched a fleet of 16 bikes at the Secretariat.
“This is a big step in the health sector. Everybody knows that the Delhi government is doing good works in education and health sectors,” Kejriwal said.
Initially, the bike ambulance services has been started on pilot basis for people residing in East Delhi areas to ensure immediate health assistance which becomes a major issue when a four-wheeler ambulance travels through congested lanes in national capital.
“If there’s a medical emergency in narrow bylanes, bike ambulance can go there and immediately provide its service to patients,” Chief Minister stated.
Known as First Responder Vehicles, these bike ambulances will be equipped with a portable oxygen cylinder, first aid kit, air splints as well as GPS and communication device.