KARACHI: Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Executive Director Dr Seemin Jamali on Monday confirmed that patients could be brought through helicopter at Jinnah hospital in Karachi now.
A helipad has been made operational at the health facility centre with landing of a helicopter for the first time in 20 years. This will facilitate commuting of seriously ill or wounded patients living in far flung areas of the country, said the doctor.
Dr Semin Jamali said that patients could be brought through public and private air ambulances. She said the Civil Aviation Authority had granted no objection certificate to the hospital for landing of helicopters.
She said air ambulances used to bring patients to the hospital in 1990s.
Landing of helicopters did not take place for decades because of bad condition of the helipad, she said adding that now patients could be shifted to the health centre from any part of the country in few hours.
Seemin Jamali thanked the Sindh government and health department for restoration of the helipad.