Life is so precious and at the same it is unpredictable. Nobody knows what is going to happen in the next second. To cope with emergency situations in India, an ambulance takes sick or injured people to the hospital. How often have we seen newborns or senior citizens die due to late arrival or doctors declare the patient ‘brought dead’?
It is mainly because of the heavy traffic on the road sticking the ambulance in traffic jams. The smaller the size of the vehicle, the higher chance for it to escape from the traffic. In an attempt to cope with medical emergencies despite heavy traffic, an organisation in Mumbai stepped up with a brilliant solution to counter to the problems.
Lodha Foundation has done something great that people in Mumbai will forever be indebted to their fruitful services. The foundation launched a 24×7 bike ambulance services, equipped with first aid kit and oxygen cylinder, in what could be the biggest step towards saving lives.
Lodha Foundation is a charitable trust based in Mumbai that launched the free bike ambulance service for rapid movement through traffic during emergency situations. The foundation is approved by a local lawmaker.
It all started with a fruitful idea of a bike ambulance service, which will carry patients to hospitals free of cost in order to reach the destination in short period of time in an emergency situation. What really presses the case is that they do this service for free of cost. The major advantage of this two-wheeler ambulance service over the four-wheeler one is that it doesn’t get stuck in a heavy traffic jam.
Mangal Prabhat Lodha who is a politician and founder of the charitable trust said that the ambulance was capable of entering steep curves and narrow lanes. It has all the basic amenities that a normal ambulance has such as Medical kit, stretcher and oxygen cylinder, along with some comfortable space for doctors to sit at the back.
Well, this is not a new concept in India as several other cities have introduced this on road. It has already brought a huge difference in the major cities like Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Hyderabad. It is glad to see this reaching out to all parts of India. The two-wheeler Motorcycle-ambulance has received a great response as it has saved lives of hundreds of people, in remote areas of Chhattisgarh, since the services were put to work last July.