In a remarkable stride towards enhancing the safety and well-being of passengers, the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) in collaboration with the Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI), installed SCHILLER’s AEDs, FRED® easyport and FRED® PA-1, in their Swift buses.
This pioneering initiative is the first of its kind in India and not only revolutionizes public transport but is also equipped with emergency care kits, reflecting a concerted effort to prioritize passenger safety.
Six defibrillators have been purchased from Schiller India from which two have been installed in Swift buses and one at a bus stop.
The inauguration of these defibrillators were carried out under the direction of Mr. Antony Raju, the Kerala Transport Minister.
This coordinated effort to make AEDs readily available in public transportation and bus stops demonstrates a commitment to public safety and sets an inspiring example for public transport systems throughout India.
The installation of defibrillators in Swift buses is expected to be a game-changer in the realm of public transport safety. As a quick response is a crucial factor in the survival of cardiac arrest victims, having defibrillators readily available in public transport is a significant leap forward in this regard.
SCHILLER’s AEDs are designed to be user-friendly and are equipped with audio and visual instructions to guide users through the process, without requiring any prior training. This user-centric design aligns with Schiller India’s mission to make defibrillators accessible to a broad spectrum of users.
The implementation of AEDs and emergency care kits in KSRTC’s Swift buses is a beacon of hope for improving public safety, and it sets a noteworthy precedent for other public transport systems in India.