DRDO handed over motorbike ambulance ‘Rakshita’ to CRPF

New Delhi: The Indian Defense Research and Development Organization’s Delhi-based Institute of Nuclear Drugs and Allied Sciences (INMAS) today handed over the bike-based Casualty Transport Emergency Vehicle, ‘Rakshita’, to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in a ceremony.

The function was held at the headquarters of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), New Delhi. Dr. AK Singh, DS and DG (LS) of DRDO handed over the model of ‘Rakshita’ to AP Maheshwari, Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), after which a team of 21 bikes was flagged off on the occasion.

This bike ambulance will immediately help in the problems faced by the Indian security forces and emergency healthcare providers. It will provide lifesaving support while evacuating the injured from less intense conflict areas. It will be suitable for narrow roads and remote areas, where access via ambulance is difficult and more time-consuming. This bike ambulance can provide a medical emergency requirement for patients faster than a four-wheel ambulance due to its functionality and integrated emergency medical support system.

The bike ambulance ‘Rakshita’ has a customized reclining casualty evacuation seat (CES), which can be used as per requirement. The ‘Rakshita’ also includes a head immobilizer, safety harness jacket, safety straps for hand and foot protection, wireless monitoring capability for the driver, and physiological parameter measuring equipment along with an auto warning system. Recent real-time monitoring of the injured partner can be performed on the LCD on the dashboard. The bike ambulance is also equipped with air splints, medical and oxygen kits to provide health care on the spot.

This bike ambulance is not only useful for paramilitary and military forces but can also be used for civilians.

Dr. G. Satish Reddy, Chairman DRDO, and Secretary DD R&D appreciated the efforts of scientists for this indigenous and cost-effective solution in response to the challenges facing our security forces.