VIDEO: Abu Dhabi Police airlift man critically injured in accident to hospital - GulfToday

VIDEO: Abu Dhabi Police airlift man critically injured in accident to hospital


The air ambulance staff rush the injured person to the helicopter.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The air ambulance of the Abu Dhabi Police’s aviation department transported an injured Asian man to Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City for treatment.

The person reportedly sustained severe injuries because of an accident that took place on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road in Al Dhafra region.

While taking him to hospital by helicopter, air ambulance crews provided the necessary medical care to the wounded person as part of their constant concern to take care of the injured and sick through the latest equipment and devices.

Recently, the Abu Dhabi Police (ADP), launched a medical transportation system with an air ambulance via a capsule that incubates infectious diseases through an integrated isolation system to transport such patients.

The ADP said the service was the first of its kind in the region and the country and was a part of the precautionary measures taken by the UAE to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Colonel Pilot Obaid Moammad Al Shemeli, Deputy Director of the Abu Dhabi Police Aviation Department, Central Operations Sector, during the inauguration of the system emphasised the ADP’s interest in keeping pace with developments and upgrading the development process, embodying the directives of the leadership that provided support and capabilities to achieve the finest and best services in "our society."

Major Doctor Ali Saif Al Dhahouri, a specialist in aviation medicine with the ADP, explained that the capsule was considered an integrated isolation system for transporting patients suffering from infectious diseases from one medical institution to another via air ambulance while ensuring that the infection was not transmitted to others or the crew.

He added that the service could be used in the future for all types of infectious diseases.

Recently, the Ras Al Khaimah Police search and rescue and UAE Air Wing team airlifted a foreign tourist from the top of a mountain at Wadi Ghalilah to safety after the tourist was stuck in the rugged terrain. The tourist suffered fatigue during a mountain trip and could not come down.

The search and rescue staff at the Air Wing Section in RAK Police received information stating that there was a tourist suffering from fatigue and stress on the top of Wadi Ghalilah Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah. The tourist was treated with first aid, and airlifted to safety.

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