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Old 19th February 2010, 10:00   #76
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My 2 cents.
Considering the level of awareness and the total ignorance to right of way on Indian roads for emergency services vehicles I think following vehicles should be best suited for Ambulance.
1. Maruti Suzuki Omni - Within the city limits there is no other ambulance that I can think of which can get in and out in more quicker time(unless we start 2 wheeler ambulance). Disadvantage - small in size and probably cannot carry much equipment.
2. Tata Winger - appropriate size. Looks like a vehicle perfectly made for ambulance service. Perfect for inter as well as intra city commute.
3. Force Motors Traveller - can be equipped with lot of equipment. Capacity to carry multiple casualties. disadvantage - size in the city. unless everyone gives right of way to Ambulance in emergencies.

Apart from these one other vehicle that I can think of is Mahindra Xylo. May be a ambulance/cargo van version of Xylo will be best due to right size, dependable, fast.
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3. Force Motors Traveller - can be equipped with lot of equipment. Capacity to carry multiple casualties. disadvantage - size in the city. unless everyone gives right of way to Ambulance in emergencies.
One huge disadvantage of the Traveller is its engine - its too underpowered for the size of the vehicle - especially when it has to run an Airconditioner too.
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Dear Fellow TBHPians

I have recently joined the forum officially though I used to be a regular visitor to the site. I am a Mech. Eng by education and am a Diesel Fuel Injection specialist by profession.

On going through the various threads I found out that there are very few threads regarding the Ambulance and Fire Fighting trucks used here in India.

Hence I thought to start off a new thread by showing you the pics of a Ambulance we through our Rotary Club donated to a hospital here in Miraj.

Think of a ambulance and you get a picture of a Maruti Omni, Tempo 307 (Matador), Tata 407 or a Tempo Traveller.

Our vehicle is also a Tempo Traveller but fitted with latest state of the art equipment like
  1. Auto loading stretcher
  2. Multi parameter monitor
  3. Defibrilator (to jump start a stopped heart)
  4. Spine board and Head immobilizer
  5. Ventilator for artificial respiration
  6. 2 Jumbo size Oxygen cylinders fitted under the cabin for constant supply of O2 for a long journey
  7. Airconditioning
  8. Public Address system
The total project cost was about 23 lakhs.

I am attaching a few pics of the Ambulance.

Waiting to hear from you as well along with pics of Ambulance & Fire Fighting trucks.
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Old 21st January 2011, 18:46   #79
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samir - that is a nice job. Anything comparable I have seen are the ambulances owned by Amrita Institute, Edappally, Ernakulam. Those, however, are imported vehicles (Germany, I suppose; have not got a real close look).

Where was the fabrication of those vehicles done?
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samir - that is a nice job. Anything comparable I have seen are the ambulances owned by Amrita Institute, Edappally, Ernakulam. Those, however, are imported vehicles (Germany, I suppose; have not got a real close look).
Amrita no more runs those imported vehicles. All the Imported ambulances have been replaced with Tempo Travellers (Force Travellers) now. A few Lynx also were added recently - the body for these were built by Sakthi coach, Karur.

There are atleast two Lynx built Ambulances at AIMS - both of them look really nice. Both are airconditioned as well.
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There are atleast two Lynx built Ambulances at AIMS - both of them look really nice. Both are airconditioned as well.
What are these (Lynx based) Ambulances used for? Is it a mobile clinic/Blood bankf? Aren't they too big in city roads in an emergency situation?
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There are atleast two Lynx built Ambulances at AIMS - both of them look really nice. Both are airconditioned as well.
Do post some photos if you have
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What are these (Lynx based) Ambulances used for? Is it a mobile clinic/Blood bankf? Aren't they too big in city roads in an emergency situation?
Not sure what is it run for - but it is designed as a Mobile ICU. I've actually never seen it run - and is usually seen parked around the Hospital premises. Has seen some pics of the interiors (sadly those are official pics) - and can only say that the Ambulance has all facilities to meet an emergency. Perhaps these are intended to be used during major events.
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Do post some photos if you have
Will certainly try getting some pics soon.
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Do post some photos if you have
Here is one pic. (Couldn't get better pics):
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Here is one pic. (Couldn't get better pics):
Thats a much better pic.
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Here is one pic. (Couldn't get better pics):
Shouldn't an Ambulance be a little less bulky for swift movement? I think the Winger/Traveller are the best vehicles for this job.
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Most of the Hospitals in Delhi/NCR use ambulances based on Force Traveller. On closely observing the most modern ones i found out that they are fabricated by a company called Alpha Ambulance
Alpha Ambulance
Do take a look at their website.
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I feel air suspension vehicles must be used in the case of ambulances.

I know these will be costlier, but imagine the benefits of having a much lesser jarring ride while transporting a spine injury victim.

Maybe a new line of vehicles will need to be launched, hope auto companies can help in this regard.
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Spotted Tata Wingers high roof versions donned as 108 ambulance service uniforms being driven for delivery (not yet registered). Dunno the city in which the vehicle will be pressed into service. This is exactly the same vehicle that can be seen in the below thread (except 108 stickering in blue)-

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...po-2010-a.html (Tata Motors at the Auto Expo 2010)

On another note Winger seems to be a close match to the Traveller as it is the closest in terms of height (saw both of them side by side in a petrol station) and has smaller dimensions to wiggle around traffic. Hope these same some more lives!
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It seems the Ashok Leyland Dost too comes as a factory equipped Ambulance. Pricing is not available. The patient compartment L x W x H is 2,600 x 1,600 x 1,550, as per their website.
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