All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh is going to become the first such center among all the AIIMS in the country from where heli ambulance service will operate.
A helicopter will be provided to AIIMS by the Ministry of Civil Aviation in February. Heli ambulance service will start in the month of March 2023. Ambulance service will be completely free for the patients.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia had announced
On September 20 this year, at the National Convention of All India Management Association in Delhi, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia announced that we are going to start heli ambulance service at Rishikesh AIIMS very soon. Necessary correspondence has been completed by the Ministry in this regard with AIIMS Rishikesh.
AIIMS Rishikesh is going to be the first such institute
A helipad was constructed in AIIMS Rishikesh about two years back. In case of emergency, at present serious patients are being brought here from the hilly areas of Uttarakhand by helicopter. During this period, the work of fulfilling all the standards has been done by the AIIMS administration.
Medical staff and all other preparations for this have already been completed. Looking at the helipad and the geographical condition of Uttarakhand, the Ministry of Health, Government of India had found Rishikesh AIIMS suitable. Now AIIMS Rishikesh is going to become the first institute to operate heli ambulance services.
AIIMS Executive Director Professor Dr. Meenu Singh told Dainik Jagran that a helicopter will be made available to AIIMS Rishikesh by the month of February on behalf of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Heli ambulance service will be started in AIIMS in the month of March this year. The special thing is that this service will be completely free for the patients.
At present, a target has been fixed to provide benefit of this service to 45 patients every month. For heli ambulances, the authorized agency from the ministry will provide technical staff. While arrangements for doctors, nursing officers and other staff will be made by AIIMS Rishikesh. For this, call center facilities will also be available at AIIMS Rishikesh.