Air Ambulance Service Completes 75 Flights

The air ambulance service, launched in March, has successfully completed 75 flights, marking a significant milestone in enhancing the country’s emergency response system. The service, operated in collaboration with Island Aviation, the national airline, leverages two dedicated aircraft: a converted DHC-8-200 and a seaplane.

“Our air ambulance service continues to make a difference in the Maldives,” Island Aviation announced on Monday, highlighting the positive impact of the initiative.

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The air ambulance service, a key electoral pledge of President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, commenced operations on March 1st. It provides crucial support in medical emergencies, transporting patients to the closest tertiary hospital. Equipped with vital medical resources and staffed by 15 trained professionals, including doctors, nurses, and emergency medical technicians, the service has the capacity to carry two patients simultaneously.

The Health Ministry envisions expanding the air ambulance service beyond the Maldives’ borders, facilitating the transfer of patients overseas when necessary. The introduction of this service has been instrumental in streamlining patient care and bolstering the nation’s healthcare infrastructure.

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