Sindh introduces motorbike ambulance service


The government has introduced a motorbike ambulance service with life-saving medical equipment in Sindh, marking a significant addition to modern ambulance services. The motorbike ambulance service in Sindh aim to ensure prompt delivery of first aid in the event of accidents, particularly in the challenging conditions of traffic jams and narrow streets within the city.

The Health Department gave 25 emergency bikes to the Sindh Integrated Emergency and Health Services (1122) under the World Health Organization (WHO). At the EPI Center, 25 bikes—each with cutting-edge medical equipment—were delivered by WHO to caretaker health minister Dr. Saad Khalid Niaz, who then gave them to 1122.

A fire extinguisher, small medical kit, emergency bag, oxygen mask, pulse oximeter, glucose monitor, oxygen cylinder key, nasal cannula, polyneck hard collar, stethoscope, CPR mask, nebulizer, and dressing kit are all included in the motorbike ambulances’ equipment. The motorcycle ambulance uses these resources to get to patients in 5 to 8 minutes, giving them first aid right away before sending them to the closest ambulance.

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In addition to immediate first aid, patients receiving CBR (chemical, biological, radiological) treatment will also receive life-saving medication on the spot.

In a news conference, Acting Health Minister Dr. Saad Khalid Niaz stated that these bikes and gadgets would act as a quick reaction force in places where there isn’t a car, which would speed up response times. He emphasized that the program presently only has 371 emergency bikes, but there is a need for 1100 bikes.

Dr. Saad Khalid Niaz, the acting health minister, recommended that the World Health Organization put its accountability system into place and keep an eye on supply usage to make sure supplies are distributed properly.

The head of WHO Sindh, Dr. Sara, stated that emergency medical personnel would begin deploying these bikes regularly in early April after paramedic staff had completed a 15-day training program. Three to six months are anticipated to pass during the program.

As per the 1122 authorities, the principal aim of this service is to expeditiously contact impacted individuals in the event of accidents or illnesses in congested locations, limited roadways, and difficult-to-reach places. Although these vehicles resemble typical heavy bikes on the outside, they are actually ambulances outfitted with contemporary medical equipment and technology.

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