Mizoram: First in ‎country to introduce ‪‎Medi-Bikes

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Mizoram launches medi-bikes to deal with health emergencies

Aizwal, March 6:The Mizoram Government has come out with a novel proposal of medi-bikes to provide immediate relief and assistance to the needy people living in its difficult geographical terrain. Dealing with emergencies is always very difficult task in Mizoram. However, with the introduction of medi-bikes this difficulty could be overcome.

 

The outgoing director of the state National Health Mission, Dr Gordon Zohmingthanga, has hit upon the idea of introducing "medi-bikes" which can ferry patients faster than the conventional ambulances. The project has been approved by the Union health ministry and six units of medi-bikes will soon be visible in Aizwal. Mizoram will be the first to introduce this service in the country.

 

"The idea stemmed from the fact that Aizawl is a tiny hilly city with narrow roads. There are traffic jams. The bike service will ensure healthcare reaches the patient within 20 minutes," he said.

 

The two-wheeler paramedic’s team will have life-saving equipment and life-saving drugs and will be attached to the emergency wing of the Aizawl Civil Hospital. "They will act as a Rapid Response Team and reach the patient before the ambulance did," said Zohmingthanga.

 

Each bike will be allotted two paramedics trained to deal with emergencies. "They will stabilize the patient and once a conventional ambulance reaches the spot, the nurse will accompany the patient in the ambulance while the other paramedic will ride the bike and lead the way. The bikes will be fitted with sirens and beacons," said Zohmingthanga.

 

The paramedics will work in three shifts. When there are no emergency duties, the paramedics will attend patients at the Civil Hospital.

The paramedics will work in three shifts. When there are no emergency duties, the paramedics will attend patients at the Civil Hospital. The paramedics would be on rotation duty of three shifts.

When there were no emergency duties, the paramedics would attend patients at the Civil Hospital. Mizoram will be the first to introduce this service in the country.

Learning the art of survival is the only way to live in a hostile terrain where innovative thinking saves the day.

Mizoram is already using an all-terrain ambulance in its remote areas to transport patients to hospitals. These ambulances can course through thick jungles, treacherous hills and valleys.

 

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