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May 27, 2009

Motorbike ambulance service launched !


City Police Commissioner, K.C. Mahali on Tuesday launched the ‘motorbike ambulance’ services of KG Hospital.Launching the services, Mr. Mahali highlighted the efforts taken by the City Police as part of their micro level traffic planning study and the Golden Hour trauma care initiatives aimed at reducing deaths due to road accidents.

He said that the networking of private hospital ambulances with the police control room and positioning of ambulances at vantage locations on arterial roads had helped considerably in reducing the mean reaction time and in reducing death of road accident victims.The motorbike ambulance service is another pilot and pioneering initiative to ensure first aid to the victims during the Golden Hour.

Two-wheelers by virtue of their size could manoeuvre through narrow and busy roads and reach accident spots with ease while they would be followed by a fully equipped four-wheel ambulance for shifting the victim to a nearest hospital for further treatment.Chairman of KG Hospitals, G. Bhaktavatchalam said that first aid and medical care during the Golden Hour is paramount to save the life of an accident victim, hence the pioneering attempt to start motorbike ambulance service.

He termed it as unique and said that it was the first of its kind in South India.Motorbike ambulance drivers would be fully trained in rendering first aid and would start resuscitation measures to save the victim.These motorbike ambulances would render first aid to emergencies such as accidents, heart attacks, brain attacks, poisoning and fire accidents.

Even as the motorbike ambulance reaches the spot, it would be quickly followed by a fully-equipped ambulance with ECG, ventilator, 24-hour UPS back up, oxygen cylinders and emergency medical drugs.The ambulance would shift the patient to the nearest hospital for further treatment.Dr.Bhaktavatchalam said that on Tuesday, the first motorbike ambulance had been pressed into service.In the first phase, ten such motorbike ambulances would be on the roads and in a need-based approach it would be increased up to 50.

The services could be availed of by calling phone number 155 or 0422-222 2222.

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