Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Egypt: Nation Enters Age of Flying Doctors

The air force and the Health Ministry signed on Monday, September 3, 2012 cooperation protocol to operate two air ambulance helicopters for urgent medical evacuation for critical cases and accident victims.

Air Force Commander Gen. Younes el-Masry and Health Minister Mohamed Mostafa Hamed attended the signing ceremony.

According to the deal, the air force will train several doctors to work in the air ambulance service.

The first two helicopters that will operate as flying doctors were inaugurated on Monday. Their base will be Almaza Airport and will operate through cooperation between the health ministry and the air forces.

A sole plane of the model that will be used in the project is capable of carrying two injured people. The crew includes a doctor and assistant doctor.

Source:   http://allafrica.com

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