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Delhi: ‘Bike ambulance service stopped due to pandemic’

The bike ambulance service launched by the AAP authorities in February 2019 was discontinued in March 2020, as a result of outbreak of the pandemic, a response to an RTI states.

In response to the response to the RTI, filed by Delhi BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana, 16 such bike ambulances have been purchased by the federal government.

The reply, nevertheless, states that providers have been minimize quick as Covid began to unfold within the metropolis final yr.

“The reply reveals that when Delhi was going through a well being disaster, providers have been stopped. What’s the level of beginning a well being service, solely to cease it when it’s wanted essentially the most,” stated Khurana.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had launched bike-ambulance providers for East on a pilot foundation in 2019, saying it might present fast pre-hospital response in congested areas. The federal government had deliberate to increase the service additional, however plans have been minimize quick due to Covid.

“When the pandemic struck, their use was not sensible as it might put the driving force in shut contact with the affected person. Such shut contact will not be there in four-wheelers. There have been another logistic points as effectively,” stated a Delhi authorities official who didn’t need to be named.

The Delhi authorities didn’t reply to queries on the problem formally.

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