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HC seeks Delhi government response over bike ambulance controversy

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Monday asked the to file response to a plea alleging that trained paramedics are not deployed in bike service.

On February 7, the Central Accident and (CATS), an entity of the state government, launched a scheme of First Responder Vehicle, popularly known as bike service, to provide timely assistance in traffic-congested areas and small lanes.

A bench of and Justice asked the and CATS to file response on the plea seeking direction to deploy trained, young and energetic paramedics with requisite qualification and valid licence to drive two-wheelers.

The court has listed the matter for further hearing on May 2.

The court was hearing a plea filed by Satakashi Verma and Kamlesh Kumar. In the plea, the advocates said that the scheme has been launched without doing due diligence with the help of untrained manpower, who are unfit to manage existing system due to lack of technical qualification.

The scheme was launched without deploying adequately qualified and trained paramedics, they added.

In their petition, they claimed that the existing staff of was found to be unfit for operation and maintenance of the bike ambulance service.



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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 19:06 IST