Mysore/Mangaluru: To treat patients from rural areas, Sarige Suraksha, ‘ICU-on-wheels’ service arrived at KSRTC depot in Mangaluru’s BC Road.
Built in-house by the KSRTC at an estimated cost of Rs. 10 lakh, the ICU-on-wheels is the second such effort by KSRTC to pitch in during the pandemic.
The ICU-on-wheels had arrived for the first time to KSRTC Puttur division comprising Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu. MLA Rajesh Naik had placed a demand with Transport Minister Laxman Savadi to sanction ICU-on-wheels for Bantwal.
The five-bedded bus-cum-ambulance is equipped with a ventilator, oxygen system for each bed, patient monitor (BP, Oxygen Amount, ECG, Temperature) system, emergency medicine system along with a generator to power the equipment. The bus has a siren facility similar to that of an ambulance. It also has a notice board.
The bus will have a doctor and health assistant from Health Department, said KSRTC BC Road depot Manager Shreesha Bhat.