Apollo Hospital to provide healthcare at Delhi airport

March 29th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Indraprastha Apollo Hospital (IAH) will set up medical units, provide emergency ambulance service and run a round-the-clock pharmacy at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here. The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) Saturday said it tied up with Apollo for facilities like medical emergencies, aviation medicine consultancy services and routine care at the IGI airport.

“IAH has been awarded the licence to operate and manage medical facilities at all passenger and cargo terminals of the airport,” a DIAL spokesman said.

The hospital will set up a four-bedded medical centre each at domestic and international terminals with basic first-aid, stabilising facilities and modern, automatic machines to handle acute medical emergencies.

A casualty evacuation centre at domestic arrival and three-advanced life saving ambulances for mobility on airside and city-side will be available with doctors and paramedics round the clock at the airport.

“It is very important to provide medicare to the passengers as well as the emergency medical care for employees working at the airport,” the spokesman said adding that the effort aims at making IGI customer friendly.

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