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Delhi govt launches bike ambulance services

NEW DELHI: To ensure that well timed well being assistance in traffic-congested areas and small lanes, the Delhi government on Thursday introduced motorcycle ambulance services.
The motorcycles, to be known as the First Responder Vehicles, may have a portable oxygen cylinder, first support package and dressing fabrics, air-splints, GPS and communique tool, among others.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal introduced the fleet of 16 motorcycles at Delhi Secretariat in conjunction with Health Minister Satyendar Jain.

This will cut back the ambulance response time in congested areas and J.J. clusters in East Delhi (East, North East and Shahdara).

"Today we have taken a big step for the people of Delhi. Till now only big vehicles were available for ambulance services, now these bike ambulances will be able to reach narrow bylanes to provide immediate medical care for people residing there," Kejriwal mentioned.

"The van ambulances were not able to reach in small lanes. Sixteen bike ambulances have been launched. The number will go up in the coming future. This will also be easy in high traffic zones," he added.

The venture that price Rs 40 lakh was licensed by the Cabinet ultimate yr.

"Against the sanctioned funds of Rs 40 lakh, the project was completed at Rs 23 lakh only," the government mentioned.

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