PIL in HC against bike ambulance service of AAP govt

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response of the AAP government on a PIL challenging its launch of bike-ambulance services for east Delhi on a pilot basis.

A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V.K Rao issued notice to the Delhi government and the Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS) and sought their stand on the plea by a lawyer who has contended that the project was not being manned by qualified paramedics.

The court directed the Delhi government and CATS to file affidavits indicating the complete details of the scheme which was launched with the aim of providing quick pre-hospital medical aid in congested areas.

The petitioner, Satakashi Verma, has contended in her plea that the decision to launch the First Responder Vehicles (FRVs) or bike ambulances was taken without carrying out proper research.

Advocate Kamlesh Kumar, appearing for the petitioner, told the court that if trained paramedics are not deployed on the FRVs then the very purpose behind the project, which was launched on February 7, would be defeated.