Motorcycle paramedics? This Mazatlan Red Cross program could return

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María Teresa Gallo Reynoso, president of the Board of Directors of the Red Cross Mazatlán, explained that this program aims to reduce the response time to calls for help from the population.

MAZATLAN. – The operation of the Red Cross Emergency Coverage Motorcycle System could return to Mazatlan.  

María Teresa Gallo Reynoso, president of the Board of Directors of the Red Cross Mazatlán, explained that this program aims to reduce the response time to calls for help from the population, improve the efficiency of pre-hospital services and save on costs. of operation. 

He said that they are working to launch the motorized care program to stabilize patients before the ambulance arrives.   

“We are also working to see if we can put motorcycles back, I don’t know if you remember, that for a time we had a motorcycle, that they attended the emergency quickly as soon as the ambulance arrived, the motorcycle is much faster than the ambulance, and it arrived and I saw what I needed, but the ambulance was coming,” he said. 

He explained that it is a project that was carried out at a very important national level and had a great impact, especially because it determines whether it is necessary for an ambulance to arrive at the point of the accident to carry out the transfer of a patient to the hospital, due to the fact that when treating the patient medically patient on-site is stabilized and does not require taking him to the hospital.  

Gallo Reynoso indicated that it is not something easy to achieve since, apart from not having sufficient resources to buy motorcycles, it is also necessary for paramedics to be motorcyclists.  

The pilot program began in 2019 in Mexico City and only worked with 10 paramedics who traveled on motorcycles to attend to emergencies, but it was so successful that it was soon replicated in several states of the Mexican Republic, one of them being Sinaloa.  

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