5 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW BEFORE HIRING AN AIR AMBULANCE
Publish Date: 2021-10-31By: Priyanka's Team
When you need to book a medical flight either for yourself or a loved one, it may seem like a daunting task because you’re probably already stressed out and now have to worry about finding a flight that is capable of handling your travel. Luckily, the task is actually much easier than it seems at first glance. First, you’ll want to do some research and find a company that has the medical staff, properly equipped plane, and safety record that makes you feel comfortable choosing them. Next, you just have to call them and they should have a flight coordinator standing by that will handle almost everything for you, allowing you to focus on your health or the health of your loved one.
International Critical Care Air Transfer Team provides air ambulance services to both emergency and non-emergency patients. They even offer jets with proper ICU setups. ICATT is run by a team of medical professionals.
APOLLO’S AIR AMBULANCE
Apollo Hospital also provides air ambulance services. The service can be availed in and around Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Madurai, Trichy, Karaikudi, Kakinada and Karur.
MEDANTA’S AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES
Medanta’s air ambulance services are available in and around Delhi. Mendanta caters to the varied requirements of its patients.
How much does an air ambulance cost?
Every air ambulance is fully manned by a set of medical professionals to cater for the needs of the patients. The medical crew present in these air ambulances are well-trained in pre-hospital care protocols with critical patients, these include physicians and paramedics.
Different factors decide the cost of an air ambulance like the kind of aircraft you’re booking, the flying distance, bed-to-bed transfer charges (if needed), and the cost of deployment of medical crew members.
On average, the estimated cost of an air ambulance is Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 18 lakh per patient transfer.
What are the advantages of an air ambulance?
One of the major reasons why air ambulances are better than conventional ground ambulances is speed.
Air ambulances fly at a speed of 2 miles per minute. This provides an edge, especially for patients that need to be transferred rapidly and require extremely urgent medical care and treatment.
Also, compared to conventional ground ambulances, air ambulances have better access to high-level care.
Air ambulances can provide aid to mitigate the depreciating health of the patient during medical transportation. It allows the patients to avoid the discomfort that they might deal with during ground medical transportation which often leads to worsening of their health conditions.
A lot of people in India lose their lives due to a lack of proper medical transportation. As per the reports, approx 23% of all deaths in India is associated with a lack of proper transportation of the patients.
To avoid such appalling and dire situations, we should start opting for air ambulance services.
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