India is a beautiful country, full of culture and potential. India is a premier tourist destination. It is popular for safaris, honeymoon destinations, adventurous activities, spiritual places, and historical sights. There are several aspects of travelling that you should consider when travelling to India. The foremost amongst them is your health and safety. If you plan on visiting India, consider the country’s healthcare system. What if you fall ill, get some sort of injury, or develop a medical condition?
India is 145th among 195 countries in terms of healthcare access. In 2016, India scored 41.2 points on the healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index created by the Global Burden of Disease study published in the medical journal The Lancet on May 23, 2018. This 16.5-point improvement in 26 years leaves India’s score well below the global average of 54.4.
Medical Air Service provides top of the line emergency flights everywhere in the world. In case you need to return from India to your native country, we can assist you 24/7. We ensure that you get immediate medical attention. Sometimes even on the same day. If you do get injured during a visit. You can get immediate medical aid locally, but then may choose to return to your own country.
At Medical Air Service our aim is to provide you with the best of medical evacuation services. We can pick you up from any hospital in India, transfer you to the airport, accompany you on your flight home or even provide you with an ambulance jet, and transfer you to any local hospital there. All of this is done under medical supervision.
Are you an Indian resident in need of medical evacuation?
Indian healthcare system is not exactly top notch. You may be an Indian citizen in need of medical assistance from another country. Health tourism is an important part of today’s world. If you are an Indian citizen in need of travel to another country to seek medical assistance, we provide excellent services of medical evacuation. You may need to travel for treatments and surgeries like cardiac surgery, dental surgery, joint replacement, cosmetic surgery, organ or tissue transplantation, cancer treatment or advanced plastic procedures for burn victims. We can transfer you to the United States, Europe, and Canada, or any other destination you choose.
How does an air ambulance work?
An air ambulance is an aircraft retrofitted with latest medical equipment. Such an aircraft provides ability to transport a patient who needs medical assistance in a timely manner. You would be extremely comfortable and well looked-after while travelling in such a way.
With specialized equipment your health can be monitored throughout the trip. Our medical staff will travel you and watch you like a hawk. We will also carry specialized medicines for your medical condition, so we have everything on board while travelling. We are prepared for any type of emergency.
What are the common methods of medical repatriation?
We use ambulance jets and scheduled airliners to provide you medical evacuation services. For short distances even helicopters can be used.
Medical repatriation by ambulance jets
These private jets, fitted as air ambulances are used depending on your location, availability, costs, and patient’s medical condition. These private jets are retrofitted with medical equipment, there is a doctor on board to take care of you, and emergency medicines and drugs are available. You can even be accompanied a loved one. You can travel comfortably while lying down on a patient stretcher, so that the flight doesn’t become too stressful.
Medical repatriation by a commercial flight
You can also take commercial flights with scheduled airliners. In such a journey you can travel either laying down or you can sit in a business class seat under the supervision of medical staff. If you have to lay down, stretchers can be used. They can easily be accommodated in commercial flights. Usually this method of travel is used if the patient is stable enough to travel. We provide best services when it comes to arranging such flights in a hurry. However, the airline will need a lead time of at least one or two days to check the patient’s medical records.
Will my insurance cover the cost of an air ambulance?
All insurance providers are different, depending on your region and local healthcare practices. You may be using medical insurance plans provided by your employer or private medical companies. Different insurance companies have different policies when it comes to medical evacuation. The costs may not be covered partially or fully.
Sometimes air ambulances are not covered under insurance plans. If that is the case, we are nevertheless happy to help you. We work quickly and efficiently to provide you with an air ambulance wherever you are in India.
What will an air ambulance cost without insurance?
The costs of air ambulances depend upon several factors such as:
- type of aircraft required for evacuation,
- the distance to be covered,
- the health status of the patient
- the urgency of the mission
- the number of accompanying persons
But do not worry. Contact us anytime to get a free quotation. We will work up a plan suited to your needs. You can contact us 24/7.
Why choose Medical Air Service for your medical repatriation needs?
You should always choose Medical Air service as your medevac service provider because we will fulfill all your needs during such a difficult time. We provide affordable rates, we have a fleet of aircrafts and helicopters, and we can assist you at anytime, anywhere in the world. You can even avail our services during holidays or weekends. We provide free consultations for you anywhere in the world. You can travel from any city, town, or village in India to a destination of your choice with us. We provide immediate support. Medical Air services has 40 years of aviation experience and we work under ISO 9001 standards.
You can reach us day or night, for all your medical evacuation needs. You can contact us directly as follows: