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Air ambulances for Covid patients?

Is it possible to provide air ambulance services for Covid-positive patients under emergency conditions? While there are no regulations in transferring Covid patients, efforts are being made to ensure that the patients get the required medical care.

The head of marketing, International Critical Care Air Transfer Team (ICATT), Fahim Husain, told Express that efforts are made to reach out to Covid patients requiring emergency care and that ICATT is awaiting for clearance from the government.

This comes after Chennai Airport witnesses the first Covid related Aero-Medical transfer in India, when a patient with severe lung damage was airlifted from Delhi by an air ambulance. “The patient initially tested positive for the virus. Giving him some time, only after he tested negative, we airlifted him to Chennai, in a first ever attempt by any organisation in India,” he said.

Fahim said there is an urgent need to provide emergency care to the Covid-positive patients, who need to be transferred from one place to another, as there is a surging demand for hospital beds and quality care.
“We have been getting a lot of queries.

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