DRDO-developed Rakshita bike ambulance handed over to CRPF | Know key features of this emergency vehicle
DRDO bike ambulance: In what could be a boon for the patients stuck in congested areas and remote locations, DRDO has developed an unique motor bike ambulance.
DRDO bike ambulance: In what could be a boon for the patients stuck in congested areas and remote locations, DRDO has developed an unique motor bike ambulance. This bike ambulance is quicker, can access narrow passages and could be useful in evacuating patients from low intensity conflict areas.
The Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi-based DRDO laboratory, handed over Rakshita, a bike-based casualty transport emergency vehicle, to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
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The unique ambulance was handed over to the CRPF in a ceremony held at CRPF HQ in New Delhi on Monday, Jnauary 18. DS & DG (LS), DRDO, Dr AK Singh handed over the model of Rakshita to DG CRPF, Dr AP Maheshwari, followed by the flagging off the contingent of 21 bikes on the occasion.
Here are top features of 'Rakshita'
* The bike ambulance will 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 congested streets and remote locations, where access through ambulance is difficult and time consuming. The bike can respond to a medical emergency need of patients faster than a four-wheeler due to its functionality and integrated emergency medical support system.
* Rakshita is fitted with a customized reclining Casualty Evacuation Seat (CES), 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.
Secretary DD R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy appreciated the efforts of scientists for this indigenous and cost-effective solution to a common challenge faced by our security forces.
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