Book Air Ambulance, a venture of Flaps Aviation and one of the fastest growing ‘bed–to–bed’ online air ambulance service providers in the country, today announced the launch of India’s first - ever affordable air ambulance services, a move that is seen as a game changer for India’s sunrise air ambulance segment and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) sector.
Captain Amit Kumar, an experienced pilot, Founder and CEO of Flaps Aviation, launched the ‘Cashless Air Ambulance’ services in Mumbai today in a Web Press Meet and briefed about the Company’s expansion plans.
With this, Book Air Ambulance has become the first Indian aviation outfit to transform the otherwise expensive air medical evacuation services model into an affordable one by bringing it within the financial and geographical reach of a common Indian.
Hitherto, air medical transfers of the patients were considered to be a costly affair availed only by a high income – group people leaving a huge class of masses out of the service ambit. The factors such as distance, flying time, the cost of hiring an aircraft, incidental bed – to – bed transfer charges and cost of deployment of medical crew members had made the service exorbitant to range anywhere between Rs 2.5 Lakh to even Rs 18 Lakh per patient transfer depending on the distance covered.
Commenting on the launch, Kumar, said, “We are the first aviation company to design a programme like ‘Cashless Air Ambulance’ that will bring air ambulance services within the ambit of every Indian. This will be an exclusive online membership programme whereby individuals from any city or a town can access and avail this life – saving facility for himself or his family member in a distress situation. Availing this service cashless, a member can shift a critically – ill patient by air to any preferred super – specialty hospital in any city in the country swiftly under a strict supervision of a medical crew thereby enhancing the chances of the patient’s survival. It will change the entire eco-system of air medical evacuation segment.”