Thursday, June 29, 2017

Apollo Hospitals Extends Air Ambulance Services To Second-Tier Cities

Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s largest and most trusted multi-specialty chain of hospitals announced the extension of its air ambulance services network to several smaller cities and towns like Madurai, Mysore, Kakinada, Karaikudi, Karur, Trichy and Vizag through its current hubs in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. Several people in India don’t get medical attention within the golden hour which is very crucial in saving lives. Apollo’s air ambulance service will address the emergency medical need of people who are on the outskirts and far from the city limits.

Each of the Apollo air ambulances will be manned by a full-fledged medical crew trained in critical pre-hospital care protocols to address emergency victims and critically-ill patients. The launch is in partnership with Bengaluru-based Air Aviators Rescue who will provide helicopters and the logistics support to Apollo Hospitals.

The air ambulance was launched by Dr. J Radhakrishnan IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Health and Family Welfare Department and Dr. Prathap Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, in the presence of Dr. Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group and Capt. Arun Sharma, Managing Director, Aviators Air Rescue Pvt. Ltd.

Apollo Hospitals pioneered air ambulance emergency services in the country way back in 2003. With subsequent launch of these services in Delhi and Bangalore in 2004 and 2007, Apollo Hospitals has seen a steady increase in number of patients using this service. Through partnerships with various aviation companies, at an average, Apollo Hospitals air transfers around 125-150 patients in a year.
28/06/17 Defence Aviation Post

0 Comments: