Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tamil Nadu Hospital To Launch Air Ambulance

Coimbatore: An air ambulance service of a private hospital in Tamil Nadu, claimed to be the first such facility to be run by a hospital in the country, will be launched on June 25. IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa would inaugurate the 'Ganga Air Ambulance' helicopter service of Ganga Hospital, a release from the hospital said today.

The 1992-made Agusta Westland 109C model twin-engine helicopter will provide emergency medical services in the region apart from handling emergency airlifting of patients of the Ganga Hospital.

The service would be operated in association with Delhi-based OSS Air Management under a two-year agreement, hospital Director S Raja Sabapathy said.

Equipped with emergency support systems suction unit, oxygen provision, pulse and pressure monitor and defibrillator, the ambulance can carry two patients at a time. A helipad has been created in the campus of Ganga Nursing College on the outskirts and approved by the Director General of Civil Aviation, he said.
24/06/17 NDTV