Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Book Air Ambulance launches India’s first-ever affordable ambulance service

Book Air Ambulance, a flagship venture of Flaps Aviation has announced the launch of India’s first-ever affordable air ambulance service - ‘Cashless Air Ambulance’. Three King Air C90 aircraft are used for this service. Captain Amit Kumar, founder and CEO of Flaps Aviation launched the service in Mumbai in a web press meet today.

Addressing the needs of emergency medical services, Kumar stated, “We are expecting a major breakthrough by joining hands with some insurance companies to cover the patient’s air ambulance transfers that will positively impact the company’s growth.”

Hitherto, air medical transfers of the patients were considered to be a costly affair availed only by a high income – group people leaving a huge class of masses out of the service ambit. The factors such as distance, flying time, the cost of hiring an aircraft, incidental bed–to–bed transfer charges and cost of deployment of medical crew members had made the service exorbitant to range anywhere between Rs 2.5 lakh to even Rs 18 lakh per patient transfer depending on the distance covered.

He added. “We are the first aviation company to design a programme like ‘Cashless Air Ambulance’ that will bring air ambulance services within the ambit of every Indian. This will be an exclusive online membership programme whereby individuals from any city or a town can access and avail this life–saving facility for himself or his family member in a distress situation. Availing this service cashless, a member can shift a critically–ill patient by air to any preferred super–specialty hospital in any city in the country swiftly under a strict supervision of a medical crew thereby enhancing the chances of the patient’s survival. It will change the entire eco-system of the air medical evacuation segment.”
13/05/20 Shalini Nair/ITLN
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