South’s first fixed-wing air ambulance launched in Bengaluru The country’s first, integrated Air Ambulance services were launched on Tuesday by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. Air Ambulance firm International Critical Air Transfer Team (ICATT) will run the services in collaboration with aviation technology firm Kyathi from the HAL airport in Bengaluru.
The ambulance will be equipped with state of the art German isolation pod. The service will enable transportation of critical COVID 19 patients, as reported by the company. The company expressed that it aims to give the best ambulance services available, and it will be equipped with the best doctors.
The minister expressed his happiness towards the promoters. He was glad that they chose to station their services in Bengaluru, especially when the health care concerns are very serious due to the pandemic outbreak.
He said this would strengthen the state’s medical facilities and help save the lives of the public, especially those affected by emergency health conditions.
“Being the only air ambulance service provider with the medical know-how and expertise, there could be no one better than us to understand the relevance and need for integrated services. We are happy that we finally launched this at a time when the need for emergency healthcare services is at an all-time high”, said International Critical Air Transfer Team co-founder Dr. Shalini Nalwad.
The Deputy Chief minister, CN Ashwath Narayan, feels that the new air ambulance service with further strengthen Karnataka’s healthcare infrastructure. At the same time, Health Minister B Sriramul said Bengaluru has some of the country’s best healthcare service providers. The city is home to experts as well as professionals from across the country and the world. With the addition of this modern update, better services will be provided to the public not only in Bengaluru but also in entire south India.