Friday, September 14, 2007

Air Ambulance

Apollo launches air ambulance service
Bangalore: Air ambulance services was launched by Apollo Hospitals Enterprises and Deccan Aviation on Wednesday, to save crucial time in transporting patients from a site to the hospital.The air ambulance services is aimed at reducing critical time in transporting the patient to the hospital, said Executive Director, Operations, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd, Mrs Sangita Reddy, at a press meet.An MoU was signed between Apollo Hospitals Enterprises and Deccan Aviation, where 11 choppers (two in Bangalore) and three aircraft of Deccan Aviation throughout the country will be linked to the air ambulance services. All 40 AHE centres will be linked to emergency air and road ambulance services, added Mrs Reddy.In Bangalore, air ambulance service will be provided to link new Apollo Hospitals on Bannerghatta Road. Apollo Hospital has conducted 400 air evacuations throughout India in the last two-and-a-half-years, while one or two air evacuations a month is carried out by Deccan Aviation.

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