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Tamil Nadu to launch bike ambulances to treat accident victims

In a bid to save lives of road accident victims, the Tamil Nadu government plans an innovative initiative, operating motorcycle ambulances to reach victims within the ‘golden hour.’

The health department’s trauma care initiative will see paramedics head to the accident site on bikes carrying essential medicines. According to an official, these bike ambulances would be able to navigate through traffic snarls and reach the victim at the earliest.

Traditional ambulances take a long time to provide aid to victims as they find it difficult to manoeuvre through city traffic. But the bike-borne paramedics are expected to reach the victims, especially in congested areas.

The first phase of the initiative will be launched in Chennai next month, according to the department.