What is an Air Ambulance?

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Air Ambulance, is a flight or helicopter service used to quickly transfer ill, injured, or medical emergency demanding patients from one place to another safely. They are packed with essential medical tools, kits, equipment, and machines. The air ambulance is also stocked with licensed medical experts along with critical care nurses and paramedical staff. IV fluids and oxygen for small kids and old people.




Air Ambulance also helps people who are seeking medical help in a different country which is a pole apart from the native country, so an ambulance is specifically used to transport a person to a different country. Air Ambulance companies usually prefer the medical team who have a minimum of 3-5 years of ICU or CCU experience.

Some air ambulance companies also arrange medical insurance professionals on staff who can help patients and companions with paperwork and supports during the entire journey. If every minute is precious for you then road or land ambulance can be very time-consuming when the patient’s condition is extremely critical, then air ambulance is the only option for you. 

It is used for numerous medical emergency and non-emergency requirements, like:
  • For Organ transplant 
  • Life-threatening accidents
  • Heart attack
  • Burn consisting of 50% or more of total body surface area
  • Excessive bleeding in any particular area or in multiple areas
  • Extremely low oxygen level than normal
  • Dangerous head injury
  • High blood pressure,  gestational diabetes, preterm labor possibility or miscarriage fear in pregnant ladies
  • When the brain’s blood supply and oxygen decreases
  • It helps patients living in rural or remote areas where either hospital is far or not available at all.
  • Also helps hill station people 

The absence of facilities or doctors for some conditions in some hospitals demands the need for an air ambulance. 
It has the capability of covering more distance in less time because air ambulance doesn’t have to deal with traffic.

Types of Air Ambulance


There are primarily two types of air ambulance:

Turbo Prop rescue planes – This is also known as a rotary Wing air ambulance, a helicopter comes in this category. This type is very beneficial if a patient wants to cover a short distance and searching for a relatively low-priced air ambulance. The noteworthy thing about rotary or turboprop planes is it can land in narrow spaces such as short roads, small landmasses, villages, etc. Also, it can land near the hospital which saves the time of patient and companion. The main aim is to transfer patients who require an emergency unit.

Jet Aircraft – Also known as a fixed-wing air ambulance, the biggest perk is it is very comfortable and generous in size so that patients can be easily and safely transported. It is safer and stable than a helicopter when it comes to weather is below average. It is less noisy and disruptive so that patients with ear problems (old ones) can relax. As it is very spacious, more number of medical experts can be taken to give appropriate treatment. 
What’s the cost of Air Ambulance in India?

There are several factors which determine the cost of Air Ambulance in India such as, total medical staff, the distance, severity of the condition,  use of equipment, tools, and anesthesia, type of the stretcher, typically electrically operated stretcher service is costly, the requirement is for domestic use or international, whether your insurance agrees to cover the cost or not, use of intensive care and geographical location.

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