Friday, September 30, 2022

Helipad for air ambulance activated at Jinnah Hospital Karachi

Helipad for air ambulance activated at Jinnah Hospital Karachi

KARACHI (92 News) - A newly constructed helipad of air ambulance atop the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre's (JPMC) roof has been activated on Monday.

After two decades, a helicopter of Sindh government landed at newly constructed helipad at the JPMC roof. However, critically ill patients from Sindh and Balochistan's remote areas can be brought in for treatment at the JPMC as helipad atop the hospital's roof ensured the resumption of air ambulance services.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had cleared for the helicopter to land at the JPMC and the district administration south had arranged a fire brigade to deal with any eventuality.

Helicopter ambulances used to bring in patients in the 1990s, however, the service had to be discontinued after the condition of the helipad deteriorated.