TN launches 2-wheeler ambulances aiming at accident victims

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Chennai, Feb 8: Aimed at serving accident victims timely, Tamil Nadu government on Monday launched two-wheeler ambulance service that would be positioned in vital junctions in the city.

Claiming to be the first of its kind initiative in the country, the two-wheeler ambulances would enhance the services rendered by the 108 ambulances, an official release said.

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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.


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