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Lt. Governor Delhi, Sh. Anil Baijal chairs a meeting to explore feasibility of introduction of First Responder Vehicles (FRVs) to medical emergencies in Delhi.

Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017

  • Lt. Governor Delhi, Sh. Anil Baijal chairs a meeting to explore feasibility of introduction of First Responder Vehicles (FRVs) to medical emergencies in Delhi.

 

  • FRVs will provide quick pre-hospital care response in congested areas in Delhi : LG

 

  • 16 FRVs to be started in East Delhi on pilot basis from January 2018.

 

  • Quick response time - the biggest benefit, patients would receive medical care within the “Golden Hour”

 

Hon’ble Lt. Governor Delhi, Sh. Anil Baijal chaired a meeting to explore feasibility of improving emergency response services through introduction of “First Responder Vehicles” to provide quick pre-hospital care response in congested areas in Delhi at Raj Niwas today.

The meeting was attended by Sh. Satyendar Jain, Hon’ble Minister (Health), GNCTD, Pr. Secretary (Health), GNCTD, Spl. Commissioner (Traffic), Delhi Police, Medical Superintendents of Lok Nayak hospital, GTB hospital and DDU hospital, Commissioner, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

It was informed to Lt. Governor that to meet the requirement of medical assistance in congested areas and also to tackle the congested roads during peak traffic hours, there is a need to deploy First Responder Vehicles (two-wheeler) to complement and supplement the existing ambulances. These FRVs will be driven by trained paramedics and they shall carry basic first aid kit, medical and other requisite items.

Hon’ble Lt. Governor was apprised that FRV paramedics would reach the site of requirement, assess the condition, provide first aid (if required) and stabilize the medical condition of the needy person till arrival of ambulance ( if needed) at site.

Lt. Governor was also informed about the likely benefits of FRVs such as it will help in congested areas where four wheeled regular ambulances can’t reach on time; it will be useful during peak hours of traffic; will have low operation and maintenance cost; will improve response time; increase chances of survival; provide basic first aid at incident site; stabilize the patient/accident victim by bleeding control/immobilization/Cardio Pulmonary Respiration/Air-way management/oxygen therapy, etc.

On the suggestions of the Hon’ble Health Minister and Hon’ble LG, it was decided in the meeting that the facility of FRVs will be introduced on a pilot basis in three districts of East, North-east and Shahadara to begin with from January, 2018. In the first phase, 16 FRVs will be introduced.

Hon’ble Lt. Governor stated that this facility would provide quick pre-hospital care response in congested areas in Delhi. Lt. Governor further stated that it shall reduce the incidence of mortality and morbidity by ensuring that patients receive appropriate medical care within the ‘Golden Hour’.


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