Bahrain plans rescue helicopter service
Manama, August 31, 2013
Bahrain plans to start an emergency helicopter service soon to ensure speedy transport of patients and injured people to medical centres and hospitals across the kingdom, said the kingdom's health minister.
Sadiq Al Shehabi said the ministry will also provide well-equipped ambulances, staffed by emergency specialists and technicians, as part of the central emergency service project, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
He said there is also a plan to provide emergency centres countrywide, in co-operation with the Civil Defence Directorate. The ambulances will be based at the Civil Defence’s fire stations, he added.-TradeArabia News Service