HMC expands air ambulance fleet

February 19, 2014 2:51 am

Qatar’s Hamad Medical Corp (HMC) has announced its air ambulance service has added three new helicopters to its LifeFlight operations, Gulf Times has reported. The introduction of the new Agusta Westland AW139 LifeFlight helicopters will increase access to safe and effective emergency healthcare, while ensuring air ambulance coverage even in the remotest areas of the country, said HMC. Two of the new helicopters, which will be in operation round-the-clock, replace smaller ones previously in use. The third helicopter will be on standby as a back-up for the two in service.