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Ambulances on bikes: A success in Delhi

The Delhi government has touted the success of its ambulances on bikes scheme and plan for a citywide expansion, it was reported over the weekend.  The initiative was rolled out earlier this year in East Delhi by Chief Minister Arvind Kejiriwal and Health Minister Satyender Jain. Under the scheme, first responder vehicles (FRVs) equipped with […]

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Delhi High Court hits the brakes on bike ambulances

Just days after its launch, the Delhi government’s ‘ambulances on bikes’ initiative has hit a legal roadblock following a suit filed in the Delhi High Court. Seventy percent of the staff manning the bikes – known as ‘first responder vehicles’ (FRVs) – are not trained paramedics, claims the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by petitioner

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Ambulances on bikes: Health on two wheels

The Delhi government has come up with a novel response to India’s ambulance shortages: bicycles. A new initiative will see cyclists ferrying patients through congested areas and narrow lanes on specially outfitted bikes. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendra Jain launched the initiative at the Delhi Secretariat, with a fleet of sixteen

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Police or paramedics?

Police in New Delhi are to be trained and given basic medical equipment in order to fulfill the role of paramedics. This is the latest in a long line of attempts to address the problems of India’s inadequate emergency medical service. It is already a common occurrence to find police in New Delhi ferrying people

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