People of the state of Karnataka have a delightful news. The Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah launched a bike ambulance service in front of Vidhana Soudha yesterday (15th April, 2015), during a ceremony organised by the Department of Health and Family Welfare.
Needless to say, the first responder bike ambulance is launched to penetrate dense traffic and attend to the needy in time. 30 Bajaj Avenger bikes are specially modified to accommodate first aid kit, medical equipments like stethoscope, IV normal saline, pulse oxymeter, mini oxygen tank, and around 53 drugs. The Bajaj Avenger bike ambulance costs roughly Rs. 2 lakhs. The bikes will be ridden by professional paramedics with training to perform tactical manoeuvres to reach the spot evading traffic.
All 30 units do not cater to Bengaluru alone, only 21 bikes are stationed at meticulously networked nodes, and other 9 units take position in 9 different cities across Karnataka, including Mangaluru (Mangalore), Mysuru (Mysore), Tumakuru, Kalaburgi, Hubballi-Dharwad, Davangere, Belagavi, Vijayapura and Shivamogga.
A first responder bike ambulance is targeted to reach an injured person in Bangalore in less than 10 minutes from the call. While the paramedic starts resuscitation measures, a full size ambulance will already be en route to relieve him and carry the victim to a hospital.
Via – News Karnataka