New Delhi, February 8: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday launched bike ambulance service in the national capital to serve people in congested areas in time. Kejriwal flagged off 16 GPS-enabled bike ambulances in East Delhi as part of the first phase of the initiative. The number of bike ambulances will be increased in the coming days, the Delhi Chief Minister said. Free JEE, NEET Coaching in Delhi For Government School Students, Arvind Kejriwal Ties Up With Career Launcher.
The bikes, called First Responder Vehicles (FRV), are modified and medically equipped. They were purchased by the Centralised Accident & Trauma Services (CATS).
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The FRV, driven by trained professionals, consists of essential medical equipment such as portable oxygen cylinder, a first-aid kit and dressing material, air-splints, foldable transfer sheets, ambu bags, glucometer, pulse oxymeter, a portable manual suction machine, a GPS device and a communication device.
People need to call Emergency number 102 to get bike ambulances in congested areas. "If there’s a medical emergency in narrow bylanes, bike ambulances can go there and immediately tend to patients," Kejriwal said as quoted by Indian Express.