Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) has successfully launched a newly constructed air ambulance services helipad after two decades.
JPMC Executive Director Dr. Seemin Jamali said to a news source, “Now, we can have patients brought through public and private air ambulance services.”
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had approved the helicopter to land at the JPMC. A fire brigade had also been arranged in case of an emergency.
“The need for having a reinforced helipad at the JPMC reemerged given incidents of explosions in far-flung areas of Sindh and Balochistan. Now patients can be brought to the JPMC within a couple of hours from any area in Sindh and Balochistan,” Dr. Jamali added.
Jamali said that more servicesin line with international standards are being provided at the JPMC “to facilitate a large number of patients who come to Karachi from entire Pakistan as well as abroad for quality treatment”.
JPMC Deputy Director Dr. Yahya Tunio said the JPMC helipad was a reinforced landing platform hence military-grade helicopters, helicopter ambulances, and mid-size transport ambulances could also land on it.
”The presence of a fire tender and an ambulance is a must when a helicopter lands at any regular helipad.”