Air-Ambulance coming to Kerala within 2 months!

Considering the high vehicle density on our roads, the air-ambulance will provide a faster method to transport organs or highly critical patients.

In order to facilitate speedy transportation of organs harvested from brain-dead persons, Kerala government has decided to start an ‘Air-Ambulance’ service.

The government announced that the service will start in two months. Already four private firms have submitted expressions of interest to the project.

Already four private firms have submitted expressions of interest to the project.

Pawan Hans Limited, Gujarat`s Flying Birds Aviation, Medi Air Ambulance Services from Kochi and International Critical Care Air Transfer Team from Bangalore are the companies that have submitted expressions of interest (EoI) to Kerala Medical Services Corporation Ltd (KMSCL), the nodal agency.

Their EoIs will be scrutinized by a government technical committee to authenticate prior experience and the credentials of the companies will be verified.  The technical committee will send a report to the director board of KMSCL that will be allow the state government to take a decision. The government would then go for a tender after its share of the project cost is worked out.

When the Air-Ambulance service is launched it will turn a new chapter in emergency and quality medicare in Kerala.

The government is mooting PPP model to execute the project as it is a first-of-its-kind initiative and there is no idea about how much it will cost. Various things need to be examined regarding the cost factor as air ambulance service will have to shell out considerable amount to use the services of airports such ground fees etc.

Considering the high vehicle density on our roads, the air-ambulance will provide a faster method to transport organs or highly critical patients.

When the Air-Ambulance service is launched it will turn a new chapter in emergency and quality medicare in Kerala.

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