KGMU may start air-ambulance facility very soon

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Published on: 15 April 2016 11:07 AM GMT
KGMU may start air-ambulance facility very soon
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Lucknow: In order to provide better facilities to its patients, King George Medical University, Lucknow has planned to provide air ambulance services. This facility will benefit those who are referred to better hospitals for treatment.

The main motive behind introducing the facility is to reduce the time being taken in shifting critical cases to big and better hospitals.

Detailed Project Report being prepared:

  • KGMU is in contacts with two private air service companies in relation to this project.
  • The authorities of the company are preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and the work is expected to start soon.

First government hospital to introduce the service:

  • KGMU will become the first government hospital in entire country to provide such facility to patients.
  • The service presently operates in private sector hospitals and other institutions made under trusts.
  • PGI Chandigarh and many other hospitals do have the helipads but they do not operate the air ambulances.

Project needs state government assistance:

  • Dr. Ved Prakash, Medical Superintendent, KGMC told newztrack.com that the hospital authorities are in talks with state government over the issue and are waiting for their response.
  • He stated that state assistance will help in reducing the cost to be borne by the hospital for the project.
  • Dr. Prakash said that if the government does not respond positive, KGMU will itself pay the expenses of the project to provide better facilities to patients.

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