Panaji (Goa): The two-wheeler ambulances were launched today by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in presence of State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane.
A batch of 20 two-wheeler ambulances which would be deputed in the high risk areas like tourism prone coastal belt.
Parrikar told reporters that these two wheeler ambulances would be the first response vehicles which will reach to the person in emergency providing him the necessary medical relief.
“They are fitted with all the equipments required for to revive the patient. This vehicle will not get stuck in traffic and also reach at the the most odd place as it is a two-wheeler. The four wheeler ambulance will follow this two-wheeler one,” the chief minister said.
The two wheeler will revive and stabilise the patient who will be carried to the hospital in four wheeler, he said.
Parrikar said that these vehicles would be posted in the places where they are most required.
Rane said that state government intends to depute 100 such ambulances during the current year with the participation of private players under thei corporate social responsibility initiative.