DC launches airport ambulance service

Excelsior Correspondent
LEH, May 30: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Avny Lavasa has launched an airport ambulance service today.
The ambulance procured by Airport Authority of India is fitted with all the required facilities to ferry passenger falling sick during travel to Ladakh.
Responding to a query, DC said that this is much needed facility as Ladakh being a high altitude region, number of passenger faces health issue so this ambulance will help to provide crucial service to rush the sick passenger to hospital for immediate treatment.
She added that airport already have basic medical facility and administration will be training two airport authority staff to provide fast aid services besides doctors on call is also available.
Airport Authority Director Kishore Sharma said Leh airport being at the highest airport have 90 per cent chances to have health issue to passenger so this ambulance will help to rush the ill passenger to hospital in quick time.
He added that nearly 1700 to 1800 passengers are being handling at the airport with 15 aircraft operating daily. “Airport Authority is in process of expanding airport and fund amounting to Rs 400 crore already stands sanctioned”, he said, adding that the land has been acquired and work is likely to start from July this season, which will be completed in 5 years.


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