King of Jordan creates Air Ambulance Centre and funds two helicopters

King of Jordan creates Air Ambulance Centre and funds two helicopters

25-Aug-2015 Source: Jordan News Agency

His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Thursday, launched the “direct service” of the Air Ambulance Centre, which is the first center of its kind in the region, and has been established following royal directives to create an air paramedics service in Jordan.

The center, to which the King has donated two helicopters and will cover expenses of their maintenance for two years, will provide specialized services of rescue, air paramedics and transfer injured people, especially from remote areas, to hospitals and medical centers, as well as support related agencies while carrying out their duties in this field.

During a meeting of the board of Air Ambulance Center and its related bodies, King Abdullah stressed the need to harness all potentials in the center to provide air paramedics service in necessary and emergency situations, which requires strengthening the center’s infrastructure, such as airstrips for ambulance aircrafts and making available trained and qualified cadres in this field.

His Majesty was briefed about the Air Ambulance Center’s plan, in partnership with concerned parties, to ensure a perfect implementation for tasks, the center was founded for, and support the public safety of citizens.

The center includes a number of stakeholders and they include the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF), the Jordanian Royal Medical Services, the Ministry of Health, the Private Hospital Association (PHA) and the General Directorate of Jordan Civil Defence (JDC).

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