Rakshita-Motor Bike Ambulance

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DRDO hands over Motor Bike Ambulance ‘Rakshita’ to CRPF

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MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Defence
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      CONTEXT: 

RAKSHITA-MOTOR BIKE AMBULANCE

DEVELOPERS

Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi based DRDO laboratory, handed over Rakshita, a bike-based casualty transport emergency vehicle to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

AIM

The bike ambulance will help in overcoming the problems faced by Indian security forces and emergency healthcare providers.

FEATURES

Other major features are :

  1. The head immobilizer
  2. Safety harness jacket
  3. Hand and foot straps for safety
  4. Adjustable footrest
  5. Physiological parameter measuring equipment with wireless monitoring capability
  6. Auto warning system for driver.

SIGNIFICANCE

This will be handy in the 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.

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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.

     SOURCES:   PIB  | Rakshita-Motor Bike Ambulance | UPSC

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