Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation Launches Bike Ambulance Project in Kerala


Thiruvananthapuram:  Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation (SSSSO) recently launched a motorcycle ambulance project in Kerala, which stands third in the country in terms of road accidents with nearly 4,000 deaths and 40,000 injuries annually.

Launching the ‘Sai-aid-on-wheels’ project,  Nimesh Pandya, all-India President,  SSSSO, said that the project would be extended throughout the country to provide swift care in emergencies.

To begin with, there would be 50 motorcycles operating near highways across the State. The vehicles would be operated by trained young volunteers of the SSSSO and they would provide free and timely first aid to the victims of road accidents.

Pandya said the concept of bike ambulance has made a huge impact in foreign countries.

Prof. E Mukundan , State President of the SSSSO,  said the bike ambulance would reach the accident site within 10 minutes and provide basic first aid to the victim till the four-wheeler ambulance arrived.

‘’In the first phase we will cover the distance from Thiruvananthapuram to Alappuzha,” he said, adding that this service would be available throughout the State in the next two months.

Pandya said 900 rural schools in the country would be adopted under the Sathya Sai Vidya Jyothi programme. As many as 672 schools had already been adopted and the remaining would be completed in the next two months, he added.