Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Kerala govt to launch air ambulance facility

In a bid to facilitate speedy transportation of organs harvested from brain-dead persons, Kerala government today said it will launch an air ambulance facility in two months.

"Air ambulance facility will be started in Kerala in two months time. Five companies have submitted expressions of interest. We will start the facility after thoroughly reviewing the proposals," Health Minister V S Sivakumar said in a function organised at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences here.

The government in Kerala, which boasts of the best health statistics in the country, had taken up the task of promoting organ donation and transplantation, the minister said.
08/09/15 PTI/Business Standard
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