Vinit Wahi / NEW DELHI
The Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today launched and flagged off the First Ever Bike Ambulance Service (First Responder Vehicles) in a function organised by Delhi Government.
Minister of Health Satyendar Jain, senior officers and those of CATS Ambulances services were also present on this occasion. To reduce the ambulance Response Time in congested areas and J.J. clusters, Government of Delhi has initiated a Pilot Project through CATS for First Responder Vehicles (FRVs) with a fleet of 16 nos of FRVs (Bike Ambulances) in East Delhi (East, North East & Shahdara District).
The project was approved by the Council of Ministers vide Cabinet Decision No. 2554 dated 23.02.2018 and funds of Rs.40.00 Lakhs has been sanctioned.
Launching the fleet of Bike Ambulances, Kejriwal said that the Delhi Government is constantly, continuously and vigorously working in the field of health and medical services to keep his promise to provide better health facility to Delhi.
“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.” The Chief Minister said on the occasion.
Mr Kejriwal said the new service is being launched with 16 motorcycles and will soon be expanded.
He said that his government is focusing on health and education sectors with the result the new policies, programmes/initiatives are created and implemented effectively.
Centralised Accident & Trauma Services (CATS), an Autonomous Body of Govt. of NCT of Delhi provides round the clock free ambulance service in Delhi for accident & trauma victims, medical emergencies, transportation of pregnant women for delivery and post delivery (drop back to home), inter-hospital transportation etc. CATS ambulances are equipped and manned by trained ambulance manpower to deal with all kind of medical emergencies including on board deliveries.
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