Aimed at serving accident victims timely, Tamil Nadu government today launched two-wheeler ambulance service that would be positioned in vital junctions in the city.
The two-wheeler ambulances would enhance the services rendered by the 108 ambulances, an official release said. Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa flagged off 41 two-wheeler ambulances, worth about 70 lakh, at a function in the Secretariat.
A trained medical practitioner would drive the vehicle, equipped with among others portable oxygen cylinder, BP apparatus and glucometer. Out of the 41 two-wheeler ambulances, 31 would comprise motorcycles while remaining be of scooterette enabling women medical personnel to provide first-aid service.
The two-wheeler ambulances would be deployed in prominent junctions in the city and would be expanded to other cities later, the release said.
However, this is not the first time that the service has been launched in an Indian state. Last year, in Karnataka, two wheeler ambulance equipped with life-saving drugs and oxygen cylinders was launched.