Karnataka has quite recently launched Asia’s first two-wheeler motorcycle ambulance’s which will give pivotal medicinal backing to the patient in need till the four-wheeler emergency vehicle arrives. The administration will be exceptionally helpful in congested zones with overwhelming activity, where a four-wheeler is not able to reach on time.
We regularly see a rescue vehicle stuck in movement, attempting to move past the immense trail of vehicles before it can reach the hospital on time. Amid that hour, when each and every second tallies, we lose a considerable measure of time on quite a few instances which leads to an increase in the death toll.
Presently, on the off chance that you happen to be in Bengaluru, you may witness bikes zooming through the city conveying restorative supplies to rescue patients and regulate significant crisis care until the four wheeler ambulance arrives. The administration was propelled to reach out to patients and exploited people stuck in congested zones of the city, where a four-wheeler can’t really reach on time, particularly amid street mishaps.
The State Health Minister U.T. Khader propelled 30 Bajaj Avenger 220cc motorcycle ambulance’s in the city and termed this as the “platinum 10 minutes” trauma care activity. The bikes were hailed-off on Wednesday by CM Siddaramaiah.
Every emergency vehicle costs Rs. 2 lakhs and is outfitted with 40 crisis care therapeutic things, for example, stethoscope, pulse oxymeter, banages and IV typical saline separated from 53 fundamental drugs. The task will be overseen by GVK-EMRI, the association that is running the 108 ‘Arogya Kavacha’ rescue vehicle administration. Right now there are 711 ‘Arogya Kavacha’ 108 Ambulances running in the city.
The bike emergency vehicle’s driver will be a prepared paramedic with a driving permit. Every paramedic will achieve the site inside 10 minutes and give fundamental medical aid to the victimized person till the four-wheeler ambulance vehicle arrives. More than 40 paramedics have been prepared in driving these ambulances.
While 21 of these ambulances will be deliberately set at different areas of Bengaluru, the rest nine will be dispersed to serve the regions of Mysore, Mangaluru, Kalaburgi, Belagavi, Hubballi-Dharwad, Davangere, Tumkuru, Vijayapura and Shivamogga.
After the effective dispatch of the bike ambulances, the state is wanting to present air ambulances before the current year’s over.
Refresher – Bajaj Avenger 220 comes powered by a a 219.8cc, four-stroke, air-cooled engine, capable of a maximum power output of 19 Bhp at 8100 rpm and a maximum torque of 17.5 Nm at 7000 rpm, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox. The bike offers very poor fuel-economy: you’ll only get between 25 to 45 kmpl on average. This bike weighs 154kgs which is bulky and feels overweight. It does 0 to 60 kmph in 5.9 seconds and has a top speed of 120 kmph, which is again slightly disappointing given its capability.
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