About the Practice
Problem Statement:

Problem of Health care services in remote area in India.


The patient transportation unit consists of a 2.5 HP Yamaha motorcycle, which provides the traction to pull the trailer unit equipped with standard ambulance amenities. Apart from the driver, upto three people can be ferried in the ambulance unit, which also has a modified suspension to handle the rough road conditions..The ambulance unit is provided with doors at the rear and has the facility to keep oxygen cylinder, first aid box and saline solution dispensing station and the attendants can sit inside at a seat height of 1.5 feet. The ambulance cabin has a footprint of 8 feet by 5 feet and can be attached or detached from the motorcycle when required. The ambulance unit is provided with a stand to anchor it on to the ground to take the load when the motorcycle is detached. The linkage mechanism is similar to the mechanism used in tractors. It takes less than 2 minutes to fix the motorcycle unit to the trailer and make the system operational.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Nitai Das Gupta
Address: Das Gupta Engineering Works, Station Road, P.O: Benhampor
City: Munshidabad
State: West Bengal
PIN Code 742101

Practice Details

Link: This unit provides a quick and cost effective way of providing emergency response and care and transported at upto 40 km/hour. Costing less than Rs. 60,000, this unit is an effective and affordable emergency response solution1 at a fraction of the cost of conventional ambulances. The main cost is the cost of the motorcycle, tyres and fabrication of the ambulance unit. The commercial ambulance built around the Maruti Omni costs more than Rs. 2.6 lakhs and out of reach of thousands of rural clinics and hospitals. The innovator has made and sold two motorcycle driven ambulance units. These units are being used locally in Murshidabad.
Manufacturing Capacity: b) Design Support, c) Sub-contracting, d) Licensing, e) Franchising, f) Any other:
Problem Scale: Grave in India

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/1210

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