Aimed at serving accident victims timely, Tamil Nadu government on Monday launched two-wheeler ambulance service that would be positioned in vital junctions in the city.
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa flagged off 41 two-wheeler ambulances, worth about 70 lakh, at a function in the Secretariat.
A trained medical practitioner would drive the vehicle, equipped with among others portable oxygen cylinder, BP apparatus and glucometer.
Out of the 41 two-wheeler ambulances, 31 would comprise motorcycles while remaining be of scooterette enabling women medical personnel to provide first-aid service.
The two-wheeler ambulances would be deployed in prominent junctions in the city and would be expanded to other cities later.
Claiming to be the first of its kind initiative in the country, the two-wheeler ambulances would enhance the services rendered by the 108 ambulances, the release said.
However, in April 2015, the Karnataka government had launched bike ambulances.