Maharashtra Government Launches Motorbike Ambulance In Mumbai For Quick Medical Assistance

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1:40 pm 9 Aug, 2017


In order to provide quick medical assistance in situations of emergency, the Maharashtra government has launched the service of motorbike ambulance. Those in situations of medical distress can dial 108 free of any call charges to avail the service of a motorbike ambulance.

As a part of a pilot project, 10 motorbike ambulances have been launched for now. The service was launched by Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at Marine Drive, Mumbai on August 2.

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The ambulances have been designed to serve as emergency first responder medical service that have teams of paramedics who will provide treatment to patients during the golden hour, especially to people in places that are inaccessible for big ambulances. In the first phase of the pilot project, these ambulances have been deployed at Malad, Bhandup, Dharavi, Mankhurd, Nagpada, Goregaon, Charkop, Kalina, Thakur Village and Khar-Danda.

Leading integrated service provider Bharat Vikas Group (BVG) is operating these motorbike ambulances. India Today quotes a senior executive of BVG saying,

After receiving a call at 108 control room, the nearest motorbike ambulance would be pressed into service. After reaching the spot, the paramedic would stabilise the patient till the four-wheeler ambulance arrives to attend him/ her. The Royal Enfield motorbikes have been converted into ambulances with emergency medical equipment.

Considering the congested traffic on the roads of Mumbai, these motorbike ambulances should be of great help to those in situations of medical emergency, particularly in the peak hours of traffic and in the areas where four-wheeled ambulances face difficulty.

Sharing the news of the one-of-its-kind emergency medical assistance service, Maharashtra chief minister tweeted:


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