Bantwal: Suraksha-ICU bus for the treatment of Covid patients has been designed by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC). First bus of this kind arrived at the B C Road depot of KSRTC in order to provide health service to public of Bantwal taluk.
MLA of the taluk Rajesh Naik Ullippadyguthu had met deputy chief minister and transport Laxman Savadi and requested him to provide an ICU bus.
The systems in the bus have been inspected by the technical staff. The bus has siren system like ambulance. The inside of the bus resembles that of a medical clinic. Patients’ entry is made on the back side of the bus.
The bus has five beds which have individual oxygen facility and also has monitoring machines for BP, oxygen level, ECG and body temperature. It also has IV facility, provision to install ventilator, emergency medicine and generator. In addition, there is notice board and other writings about quick recovery of patients.
The ICU bus will be flagged off by MLA Rajesh Naik on July 13.