KIA gets an Indoor Ambulance service for passengers

KIA gets an Indoor Ambulance service for passengers

Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). DH file photo

To quickly respond to medical emergencies, the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) just got an Indoor Ambulance Service. The service was launched on Monday by KIA's operator, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL).

Initially, two battery-operated ambulances will be part of the service. Each will be powered by professionally trained and experienced medical technicians attached to the airport's medical partner Aster Hospital, according to BIAL.

The ambulances will be available 24/7, providing emergency medical service within the airport's domestic and international terminals. 

Equipped with oxygen cylinders and other essential equipment, the ambulance will enable faster medical care before moving patient safely and securely to Aster Hospital for further care, a BIAL statement said. 

BIAL's Chief Operating Officer, Thomas Hoff Andersson had this to say on the service: “Treatment starts as soon as the patient is onboard the ambulance and continues on the journey to the hospital. Our aim is to provide the best care for passengers who need emergency support.”

Having catered to over 33 million passengers in the financial year 2018-19, KIA has emerged as the country's third busiest airport. A quick response system for medical emergencies is considered a must-have for such a large aviation facility.