Air Ambulance Service to be launched at LGBI Airport soon
In what could be termed as a significant move, Assam State Govt has decided to have its first dedicated air ambulance service in place at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati.
The multi-engine King Air C-90 aircraft has been configured in a manner that it can also be chartered for VIP travel, like the way it is being done in many other states like Bihar, Odisha, Haryana and Rajasthan among others as a safe mode of air travel.
With this move, it is expected that the cost of air ambulance transfer would come down substantially as the flight no longer has to come from Delhi, which adds to the cost and time, and the service could be availed for transporting patients within the State, too.
Flaps Aviation Private Limited, a Delhi-based aviation professionals group which plans to start medical evacuation services from major state capitals of India, is going to start working from Guwahati by deploying one of its aircraft by the end of this month.
The company has obtained all mandatory permission and clearances from the regulatory authority as well as the airport to station the aircraft and flag off the services.
A strong tie-up with the respective regionwise disaster management departments, government hospitals with emergency services, clubs, NGOs and doctors shall be maintained.