January 22, 2016      13:05

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Kuwait Airways to provide modern medical services on board

 Kuwait Airways to provide modern medical services on board




Kuwait Airways (KAC) announced Thursday that it is to equip its new planes with modern medical services, including connecting the plane with a medical system that enables the pilot to follow the health condition of any ill passenger with the medical center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The new system follows the patient condition and determines his/her treatment possibilities and procedures, Tareq Hamada, deputy manager for engineering service at KAC, stated to KUNA on the sidelines of KAC participation at the 4th Bahrain International Air Show 2016.

Through a linking device that measures the patient's blood pressure, sugar, and heart; the physician, who follows the condition, decides whether the situation requires an onboard treatment or an urgent landing to save the patient, Hamada added.

He said that KAC has also equipped the new planes with advanced medical beds for ill passengers that can be installed without needing to remove the plane's seats, adding that the beds are also automated and can be directed and moved in different angles that are appropriate for each patient.

Source: KUNA [Link]


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