For the first time in the country, women para-medical staff in Tamil Nadu will operate two-wheeler ambulance.
The two-wheelers are specifically designed for women. The ambulance scooter, which was unveiled by Chief Minister J Jayalalitha on Monday, is equipped with all necessary medical instruments and medicines for carrying out first-aid services to accident victims.
Accordingly, the nurse is expected to reach accident victims within ten minutes of the mishap, which is considered as platinum minutes.
The aim is to provide medical assistance before the 108 ambulance reaches the spot, thus bringing down the response time. The two-wheelers will also be equipped with portable oxygen cylinder, pulse-oxy-meter, BP apparatus etc.