New Delhi: Central Reserve Police Force has received “Rakshita” – a bike-based emergency casualty transport vehicle – from the Defence Research Development and Organization in New Delhi.
The bike ambulance would help in overcoming the problems faced by Indian security forces and emergency healthcare providers.
“It will provide life-saving aid for evacuation of injured patients from low intensity conflict areas. This will be handy in the congested streets and remote locations, where access through ambulance is difficult and time consuming,” the DRDO said.
The bike can respond to a medical emergency faster than a four-wheeler due to its functionality and integrated emergency medical support system.
Designed and developed by DRDO’s lab Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, the Rakshita is fitted with a customized reclining casualty evacuation seat, which can be fitted in and taken out as per requirement.
Other major features are the head immobilizer, safety harness jacket, hand and foot straps for safety, adjustable footrest, physiological parameter measuring equipment with wireless monitoring capability and auto warning system for driver.
The vital parameters of the patient can be monitored on the dashboard mounted LCD. It is also equipped with air splint, medical and oxygen kit for on spot medical care.
This bike ambulance is useful not only for the paramilitary and military forces but has potential civil applications too, it said.