The Control & Applications Research Centre (CARC) has redesigned and developed an ambulance van with required modifications based on valuable feedbacks obtained from drivers, patients and BRAC Health Nutrition and Population Program (HNPP) personnel during the field test conducted at Genda, Savar. The upgraded and modified version of the electrically assisted ambulance van has thicker and smaller wheels to ensure the vehicle can be driven smoothly on all types of road conditions, stronger chassis for better stability, two motorsand increased battery power to increase the speed and mileage.
On 26th May, 2016, the modified ambulance van was delivered tothe CARC research facility located at Genda, Savar to conduct the performance test of this vehicle on the roads. The field test has been conducted and the performance of this vehicle has improved remarkably. Patients were carried from their houses to nearby hospitals using this modified ambulance vans. Local people and patients expressed their gratitude and satisfaction with this innovation and they felt that this vehicle can provide better health services to rural people in rural community.