AMREF Introduces Emergency Air Ambulance Service in Uganda


AMREF Flying Doctors has unveiled an air ambulance service to ease convenience and competitiveness on the Ugandan market, buy Chimp Corps report.

The Maisha air ambulance service will give direct access to affordable and quality Emergency ambulance services to individuals and corporates.

The service which was launched in January 2012 in Kenya is an annual subscription cover that gives quick access and response to air evacuation in the event of a medical emergency.

The announcement was made on Wednesday morning at Imperial Royale Hotel by Dr. Bettina Vadera, viagra sale CEO of AMREF Flying Doctors.

“In times of accidents or any other medical emergencies, patient the speed of evacuation to a medical facility is often a matter of life and death,” she said.

“We are happy to bring this exciting new service to the people of Uganda and believe it will dramatically improve decision making in times of medical emergencies,” added Dr. Bettina.

The Ag Secretary General, Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI) Mr Ezra Rubanda said this service will improve Uganda’s ratings in terms of competitiveness especially by potential investors.

“Often times tourists get concerned with their health emergencies in places that are very remote. What would happen if there was an urgent medical situation?”

Mr Rubanda added that the local companies that still rely on motor ambulances have an opportunity to merge and do business with Maisha and consequently offer quality services.

However, there’s concern about the affordability of the air ambulance services within the broad populace of Uganda.

Rubanda told journalists that engagements between UNCCI and AMREF to review the pricing of these flights.

Maisha Air Ambulance is currently operating in other countries in the region like; Rwanda, Burundi, Zanzibar, Ethiopia and South Sudan.

Benefits for annual subscription include two evacuation flights per year, two ground ambulance transfers within the country and direct access to 24 hour medical advice.


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