Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has built Rakshita Motor Bike ambulance for the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). 21 such bikes were inducted into CRPF today.
Due to the nature of CRPF deployments, the motorbike based ambulance comes handy, especially in the congested streets and remote locations, where access through ambulance is difficult and time consuming. A bike based ambulance is faster than a four-wheeler due to its functionality and integrated emergency medical support system.
Rakshita features a customized reclining Casualty Evacuation Seat (CES), which can be fitted on a bike. Other major features are the head immobilizer, safety harness jacket, hand and foot straps for safety, adjustable footrest, physiological parameter measuring equipment with wireless monitoring capabilities and auto warning system for the driver. The vital parameters of the patient can be monitored on the dashboard mounted LCD. It is also equipped with air splint, medical and oxygen kit for on spot medical care. Rakshita has civilian applications too.
CRPF was raised as the Crown Representative’s Police way back in 1939. After independence, it was renamed and redesigned as the Central Reserve Police on 28th December 1949. CRPF is mandated to secure the internal security scenario of the country.