Air ambulance facility quickly from AIIMS Rishikesh: Jyotiraditya Scindia | India Information

Home » Air ambulance facility quickly from AIIMS Rishikesh: Jyotiraditya Scindia | India Information
NEW DELHI: The air ambulance facility is quickly going to be operational from All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh, civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia mentioned on Tuesday.
“Air ambulances are quickly going to be operational. Request for proposal will probably be invited within the subsequent couple of weeks for AIIMS Rishikesh in order that helicopters are pushed into service to avoid wasting valuable time and lives,” Scindia mentioned on the forty ninth nationwide conference of the all India administration affiliation (AIMA).
“We’re working with the street and transport ministry and the well being ministry to take a look at Helicopter Emergency Medical Companies (HEMS). The ‘golden hour’ we now have for street accident victims, we will evacuate them from highways on to hospital and the primary centre we’re is AIIMS Rishikesh,” he added.
Final month, the ministry of civil aviation had proposed the utilization of helicopters to make sure supply of medical care in time to accident victims.
For its pilot challenge, the ministry had invited expressions of curiosity (EoI) from air operators who can supply one single-engine or twin-engine helicopter within the function of an air ambulance with EMS functionality for a interval of six months primarily based out of a helipad at AIIMS Rishikesh.
This helicopter will probably be used to offer essential service for victims of life-threatening trauma throughout the golden hour, the one-hour window after an accident when entry to definitive care could make all of the distinction between life and loss of life.
In keeping with the statistics shared by the ministry within the Parliament in March, solely 49 air ambulances are at the moment being operated in India by 19 operators and round 4,100 sufferers have employed air ambulances within the final three years.

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