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Old 6th March 2015, 14:56   #121
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Of all vehicles suitable for use as Ambulance we can categorize them in two lists.
A. Integrated.
1. Winger .
Lo floor full 6' Height for attendants to stand. Smooth Diesel engine. Roomy.
2. Tempo Traveller.
Higher basic floor, and CG. Everything else is fine.
3. Eco Decent basic Ambulance.

B. Puropse built on a chassis, with Isolated cab.
1. Bolero pickup. Can go almost any where.
2. Leyland Dost. Low flooring, adequate engine power for Ac.

Many ambulances like Omni are too small to fit patients 5"8 and above they run only due to lower budget, and as they are long established.

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Old 6th March 2015, 21:24   #122
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I saw a Nissan evalia as ambulance yesterday evening. Apart from other pick up trucks conversion to ambulance, Nissan looks very interesting considering their NVH levels and the ergonomics with a sliding door. Also hospitals in the heart of city would definitely consider it. I think it can beat Maruti omni and become market leader soon.
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Going by the current designs,the Force Traveler remains the best option for an ambulance. It has got sufficient space for the Doctor and Para Medical Staff to attend to patient and give him the necessary first aid before arriving at hospital for further treatment. At the same time the attendants of patient can also be nearby only. As for its big size,it has got advantage as well as disadvantage. In disadvantage,it is very difficult to enter narrow alleys. On positive note, a bigger vehicle has more visible presence and so can be seen from far off distances.
But as in India, cost remains a deciding factor and as the result we see Maruti Omni as an ambulance most of the times.In armed forces old School Jonga was used as ambulance for a while ,later being replaced by Gypsies and Tata Sumo.
There was a news about a National Ambulance Code which would have given details as to what should be minimum configuration of an Ambulance. God only knows what happened to that code. I am not sure if it was implemented or not.

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With the recent increase of vehicles in cities, the traffic has worsened. I think, something like this (Motorcycle Ambulance) along with a normal ambulance (that can carry a patient ) close behind it will be the best case.

A paramedic on a bike will easily be able to negotiate traffic and reach the patient and stabilise him / prep him for transport while the ambulance arrives. Also, cost of a motorbike will be cheaper.

Yes, for transporting a patient a proper ambulance will be required. I think that a choice of vehicles like Tempo Traveller (full-fledged ambulance with all proper equipment) or cars modified for patient carrying like Innova/Bolero (basic ambulance) will be ideal. The puny Omni is not at all a good vehicle, much less to carry someone in an emergency. An ambulance must not only go fast, but it must also have good brakes and a compliant ride.
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