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Flying Doctors India Launches ICU at 30,000 feet in the sky
Released on: 28 Jul 2014

 Medanta announces a major expansion of its patient rescue service, ‘Flying Doctors India’ one of its exclusive endeavor in India, today. This initiative is at par with the best in the world, aimed to provide people with emergency medical care and delivering time saving solutions across the globe.

Shri V.P. Agarwal, Chairman, Airport Authority of India in presence of Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman & Managing Director, Medanta - The Medicity launches Flying Doctors India, India's foremost air ambulance & medical assistance, providing critical care on board even at the height of 30,000 feet.

Being the pioneer of bringing innovation in the medical field, Dr Trehan had a vision of 'complete medical aid mechanism’, a service of specialized patient care & transferring 'any patient', 'any time', 'any where' in the world that gave way to ‘Flying Doctors India’ well equipped with an ‘In-Air’ ICU facility for the first time in India to overcome the challenges like distance, time, specialized patient care and approachable measures at the time of medical emergency.

Medanta is the first hospital in India to have hospital driven service, exclusively designed tailor-made & well equipped ICU dedicated chartered aircraft with medical assistance under the supervision of experts in medical emergencies even at a height of 30,000 feet for rescuing patients worldwide.

Flying Doctors India has a specialized team of 40 doctors from different specialties ever ready to provide on board medical care support. The team has the largest flying doctor’s experience of more than 500 evacuations in last 2 and half years.

Flying Doctors India employs a range of staff, including management, medical practitioners, women’s health doctors, registered nurses, allied health professionals, pilots and administration officers in its mission to treat the patients

“Emergencies happen without warning and they don't always happen at places where medical emergency services are accessible. In such conditions medical air evacuation service acts like a lifesaver to save lives by making highly specialized emergency medical care accessible despite of geographical challenges.” says Dr. Trehan

He further added, “Keeping up with our legacy to provide high quality medical services to patients, we came up with the concept of ‘In-Air’ ICU for the first time in India to provide best medical aid even at the height of 30,000 feet & overcome challenges like distance, time, specialized patient care and approachable measures. Being the pioneers in the field of medical industry we take pride in launching Flying Doctors India as in any case, time saved is a life saved.”

About Medanta - The Medicity

Medanta – The Medicity is one of India’s largest multi-super specialty institutes located in Gurgaon, a bustling town in the National Capital Region. Founded by eminent cardiac surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, the institution has been envisioned with the aim of bringing to India the highest standards of medical care along with clinical research, education and training. It brings together an outstanding pool of doctors, scientists and clinical researchers to foster collaborative, multidisciplinary investigation, inspiring new ideas and discoveries; and translating scientific advances more swiftly into new ways of diagnosing and treating patients and preventing diseases. Medanta through its research integrates modern and traditional forms of medicine to provide accessible and affordable healthcare. For more information visit

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