Response squad first of its kind


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  • Thursday, 30 Jun 2005

THE next time you hear a siren, it could be coming from a motorcycle ridden by paramedics of St John Ambulance of Malaysia (SJAM). 

SJAM national vice-chairman and chief of staff (operations) R.S. Gurcharan Singh said the service called Quick Res-ponse Motorcycle Squad was introduced in the Klang Valley in April and was the first of its kind in the country.  

“We hope to have the service in all major towns and cities by 2008,” he said, adding that the squad was an offshoot of SJAM’s bicycle squad which provided first aid services in Klang. 

Gurcharan was speaking to newsmen after SJAM Penang’s annual parade which was inspected by the Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas at Universiti Sains Malaysia on Sunday. 

Gurcharan said the squad now had only two motorcycles costing about RM10,000 each.  

“The motorcycles, donated by well-wishers, are equipped with Automatic External Defibrillators,” he said, adding that SJAM needed more motorcycles if the service was to be expanded nationwide.  

Those interested in donating motorcycles for the squad can contact Gur-charan (016-4556195/ 04-8280732). 


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