Mumbai: Bike ambulances complete a year, save 3,600 lives

The free emergency service 108 of the MEMS was launched in Mumbai by the Government of Maharashtra on August 01, 2017 by the Department of Public Health and National Health, implemented and operated by BVG India with the vision to provide emergency help during the golden hour

Mumbai: Bike ambulances complete a year, save 3,600 lives

Emergency can strike anytime as one can suddenly meet with an accident or a heart attack while walking on the road. In such cases, the first one hour for the patient is important. So, you will be surprised to know that a phone number can save your life. Yes, you can call on 108 and the ‘Bike Ambulance’ along with the doctor will be running it, which will help you by providing a necessary treatment. Since its inceptions the bike ambulances have saved 3,600 lives.

Well-trained EMS personnel’s are deployed in congested areas of Mumbai such as Bhandup, Mankhurd, Dharavi, Nagpada, Malad, Charkop, Goregaon, Thakur Village, Kalina, Bandra east and Khar Danda. These bike ambulances are equipped with a medical kit, trauma medical management kit and airway management kit to make the most of the critical golden hour.

Bike ambulances in Mumbai – 10,

Melghat, Amaravati – 5,

Palghar – 5

Bike ambulance emergency patients served August 2017 to August, 01 2018:

  • 2,700 Patients treated
  • 390 road accident victims taken to hospital
  • 42 pregnant women brought for delivery
  • 442 patients admitted to hospital in nick of time

The Bike Ambulance consists of:

  • Emergency medical equipments
  • Air-Wear kit- With oxygen mask and other medical tools
  • Medicines, in case one suffers an heart attack
  • Burns spray
  • Injection and first aid
  • Small fire extinguisher and a trauma kit