After thorough preparation, AirLink Air Ambulance now offers flight transportation of patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection on a case-by-case case basis anywhere across the Americas. These patients are transported within an isolator and with specialized protective equipment.
The industry calls for help
AirLink is closely monitoring the developments of the pandemic. It is expected to see more confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mexico and the Americas in the upcoming weeks. This is also reflected in the air ambulance requests AirLink receives.
“We are facing tremendous challenges worldwide, as well as in our industry. We want to make sure that in these times of need, we do everything we can to help with the safe transport of patients. We are ready.”
says Jessica Faubert, CEO of AirLink.
Transporting COVID-19 patients is not being taken lightly. We have spent several weeks reviewing the existing biography and consulting with our medical experts. We have developed our own detailed procedures and trained our staff to ensure neither they, nor anyone else involved with the transport, are exposed to contagion.
Case by case basis
The AirLink team reviews the transport of COVID-19 positive patients on a case-by-case basis. These transports are subject to specific considerations such as patient condition, length of flight, approval by aviation, transport and health authorities, consent of the relevant family members or legal guardians and quarantine regulations of specific locations or countries.
About AirLink: For more than two decades, AirLink Air Ambulance provides bedside-to-bedside air ambulance transportations and commercial medical escorts all year round. AirLink is EURAMI accredited, an accredited provider for the International Assistance Group (IAG) and ARGUS rated.