TN launches 2-wheeler ambulances
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 Jayalalithaa flagged off 41 two-wheeler ambulances, worth about Rs. 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 will 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.