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GEORGIA: PIAGGIO MP3 “LIFE SUPPORT” IN “MOTO MEDIC” VERSION IN SERVICE IN BATUMI AND IN THE CAPITAL TBILISI

January 2023 – In Georgia, a fleet of 41 Piaggio MP3 500 Sport Advanced E5 units in “moto medic” version has been provided to the Georgian Ministry of Health. The vehicles, customised and fitted with sirens and flashing lights, are used by paramedics, equipped with first aid emergency kits for urgent response. The fleet was purchased through the Georgia trader – PITSTOP MOTO of Tbilisi – by the Georgian section of UNOPS (The United Nations Office for Project Services: www.unops.org). The Pitstop Motorcycle Academy will also be conducting technical and practical training for paramedics.

PIAGGIO MP3 MOTO-MEDICA. MINISTRY OF HEALTH – GEORGIA.
OFFICIAL VIDEO BY MOH FACEBOOK:

Speakers in the video: 1. Deputy Minister of Health, Ilia Ghudushauri; 2. Nino Nijaradze, Minister of Health of autonomic region Adjara; 3. Aleksander Kutibashvili, Director of Emergency Service; 4. George Gabedava, paramedic.

In October, the official event was held to present the fleet in Batumi with the Ministry of Health authorities. And Otar Bibileishvili, CEO and Founder of Pitstop Moto points out that in December, vast coverage on the topic aired on the top Georgian national television channel, GPB-Georgian Public Broadcasting, during the newscast (here is the video sent to us by the trader), showing the general public how moto medics carry out urgent first aid astride “moto medic” MP3 maxi scooters, moving easily through traffic to arrive more quickly and saving lives, with interviews with a moto paramedic and the managers of the First Aid service.

GEORGIAN PUBLIC BROADCASTING, 1ST CHANNEL – OFFICIAL VIDEO.
MP3 LIFE SUPPORT MOTO MEDIC FIRST AID SERVICE:

During the television broadcast, it was explained, “A special paramedics program has been started in Georgia, which will serve urgent and difficult emergency cases. MP3 Life Support was first launched in August 2022 in Batumi, and now special equipped scooters are running in Tbilisi too. To obtain a Moto Medic license, one must attend a paramedic course for 4 months.  Paramedics are the first people to appear at the emergency destination and provide the first aid help.  Their qualification covers heart attacks, lung, allergy attack and other traumatology cases. 117 Paramedics were trained in 2022 and from them 6 Paramedics passed the 2/3-wheel vehicle driving course and obtained the Moto Medic license. According to the short-term government strategy, the Paramedic course will cover other Regions of the country and annually 100 paramedics will be trained. The Emergency Department can reach 3500 calls in 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Heath, assistance from Paramedics is highly efficient. They have special skills and they act quickly.

 

Image taken from the video for informational purposes.

Giorgi Modebaze is a Paramedic in Emergency service for 4 years. He passed the paramedics course and since then has completed 757 calls from which 58 people were hospitalized and now he rides Piaggio MP3 Life Support. Giorgi Chichua is Vice-Director of the Training centre. The Paramedics Training course lasts four months, of which 1.5 months comprise an intense theoretical course. The remaining 2.5 months comprise practical training Night shift on Emergency Car team, Adults Hospital emergency departments, and paediatric hospital emergency department.

 

Image taken from the video for informational purposes.

Aleksander Kutibashvili is the Director of the Emergency Situation Coordination and urgent Assistance Centre. Paramedics who pass the course successfully will be employed for a minimum of three years in the emergency department. This is a good opportunity for people who have the proper skills and education to obtain prestigious work and have a high rated salary.” In the broadcast, how the moto medic service is widespread throughout various countries and cities was also explained.
Don’t forget that, in addition to those supplied to Georgia, Piaggio MP3 Life Support units have also been provided to the Italian Red Cross, and Piaggio MP3 vehicles in moto medic version also operate in Melbourne, Australia, in England, and in Israel/Magen David Adom.

 

Pitstop Moto LLC was founded in 2014 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Specialised in the two-wheeled vehicle, accessories, and parts sector, they are a partner to global brand leaders in the two-wheeler market. With their Pitstop Academy, they promote riding course and safety initiatives, as well as racing events dedicated specifically to young people. Info:  pitstopmoto.ge/ka

 

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