The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru has now launched an Indoor Ambulance Service with two vehicles, to provide quick medical emergency response. The ambulances will be equipped with oxygen cylinders and other essential equipment, ad will enable faster medical care before moving patients to Aster Hospital built within the compound for further care.
The two battery operated vehicles will ply with professionally trained and experienced emergency medical technicians from KIA’s medical partner Aster Hospital. They will provide 24/7 emergency medical service within the domestic and international terminals.
“We launched this Indoor Ambulance Service to provide rapid response during medical emergencies in the terminal. 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,” said Thomas Hoff Andersson, Chief Operating Officer, Bangalore International Airport Limited.
The Bengaluru airport began operations in May 2008, and offers a wide air-route network, with over 37 passenger airlines and 12 cargo airlines connecting Bengaluru to the rest of the world. It is currently the busiest airport in South India and the third largest in the Country, having welcomed 33.3 million passengers in FY 2018-19, registering a 23.8% year-on-year growth.
The Kempegowda international airport in Bengaluru was built as a private-public partnership. Private promoters hold 74% (Fairfax 48% and Siemens Projects Ventures 26%) stake in BIAL, while the government holds the remaining 26% – through Karnataka State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited – 13%, Airport Authority of India – 13%.
Currently the airport is going through a Rs 13,000 crore expansion project which includes a new terminal, widening of roads, metro access and cargo bays.