Air Rescuers World Wide is a full-service specialist aeromedical transport company that provides emergency bed-to-bed and non-emergency air ambulance services, medical escort services and commercial stretchers across India and India. ‘foreign.
In a chat with Mumbai Live, Spokesperson Dr. Sanjay – Founder and Director – Air Rescuers World Wide shares his experience during the COVID-19 pandemic and what the condition would be if the fourth wave hits India.
How has Air Rescuers World Wide helped and saved the lives of COVID-19 patients during the pandemic?
At Air Rescuers, we had isolation pods installed in our air ambulances and were following all protocols and fumigation. We have also arranged all clearances from the District Magistrate.
In total, we were able to transfer more than 850 patients during the first and second waves of coronavirus. To cite an example, we transferred a 59-year-old COVID-19 patient from Kolkata to Chennai in our air ambulance during the second wave.
Could you know more about air ambulance services in Mumbai?
Air ambulance services in Mumbai are quite commendable and unparalleled. Mumbai is a high-tech metropolitan city where a wide range of treatments are viable and conceivable. Typically, according to industry information, out of all domestic transfers, only 10-15% of transfers come from Mumbai, as the city itself is well equipped with effective healthcare solutions.
Moving further to the subject of coronavirus, what do you think of the speculation of a fourth wave hitting India?
With what we are seeing, we suspect cases will skyrocket in the coming months as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and standards are removed. This will lead to unconsciousness among the population and consequently lead to fourth wave hysteria. But given the uncertainties, it’s still not safe to claim the upcoming fourth wave. We need reliable data and facts to make a judgment or a prediction.
How have air rescuers around the world prepared for the fourth wave?
We are busy with the necessary manpower, planes, doctors, isolation pods and oxygen cylinders, in line with our forecast for the fourth wave situation. We are all ready to save as many patients nationally as internationally.
Finally, what are the protective measures that citizens could take to protect themselves from the fourth wave?
Regardless of the rules, citizens must wear masks as a responsibility to break the chain and stop the number of cases. Wearing a mask and using disinfectant frequently will dilute the severity of the scenario. We can prevent this problem in unity by following all precautions as responsible citizens.