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Blade India launches Blade Care, an end-to-end medevac service pan-India

Our Bureau, Mumbai
Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 16:25 Hrs  [IST]

Blade India, pioneer in urban air mobility (UAM), has announced the launch of its medevac service ‘Blade Care’ to cater to emergency medical travel needs of Covid-19 patients. Amid the growing coronavirus cases, the brand aims to bridge the accessibility concerns related to emergency medical travel.

The brand will arrange aero-medical charters for both Covid and non-Covid patients with a team of certified doctors, paramedics and clinicians onboard.

Blade Care services will be accessible for medical evacuations and essential travel. Considering the current situation, Blade will act as the one stop shop for all charter needs by ensuring people don’t spend a lot of time connecting with multiple parties for travel plans. Every flier will also be assigned a dedicated Blade relationship manager, providing assistance throughout, from booking their flight to ensuring they reach their destination safely.
As a part of its services, the Blade has partnered with MyHealthcare to bring to its patients a complete medevac ecosystem, using a network of ground ambulances, Blade partner aircrafts or helicopters, A picture containing sky, outdoor, person description automatically generated using all government mandated protocols in transporting Covid & non-Covid patients.

Blade Care is also open for regular air travel, for people who want to travel inter-state, return to their hometowns or any other place they feel the safest.
“The current pandemic crisis has resulted in a dire need for medicare facilities especially for those needing critical care. We have been inundated with requests from families of patients looking to transport their loved ones to other cities offering the relevant medicare facilities. At Blade India we look to alleviate the hassles and inconvenience faced by distressed families desperately trying to locate a craft for the medical evacuation and comply with all the formalities. To ensure a holistic experience, we have partnered with India’s leading speciality healthcare ecosystem, MyHealthcare. The partnership gives us the ability to serve leading hospitals and healthcare providers and bring to our patients the most experienced team for clinical care,” says Amit Dutta, managing director, Blade India.

For a seamless, medical evacuation and bed to bed transfer, Blade has partnered with ‘MyHealthcare’, a speciality healthcare ecosystem, to manage all the medical requirements for patients on ground and with Blade being the air carrier service network. This enables immediate medical assistance and makes for a hassle-free experience for families going through difficult times.

Shyatto Raha, founder & CEO, MyHealthcare said, “Super speciality and multi-speciality services are limited to the top metros of India today. Critical patients in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities need to travel to metros to receive the specialised care, which is time consuming. Medevacs will play a critical role in saving lives, ensuring they are in the best medical hands as quickly as possible. Covid-19 has thrown up another challenge, whereby patients are unable to travel easily from one location to another. Our partnership with Blade India will help enhance the medevac services for our patients, allowing us access to a wider network of air ambulances and helicopters. Through the partnership, we will be able to manage a complete bed to bed transfer of our patients, in the shortest possible time. At MyHealthcare, we remain committed to ensure we bring to our patients the best and most effective healthcare solutions, through our ecosystem of care.”

With the stipulated safety and hygiene concerns in mind for passengers and staff, Blade India ensures safety and hygiene protocols are maintained at the lounges and inside the aircrafts. Blade has implemented guidelines issued by the GOI, WHO and industry leading health, safety and sanitisation protocols designed by its parent company - Fly Blade USA. Safety measures include regular testing of the crew, contactless temperature checks of passengers and crew, masks and face shields for all aboard, sanitisation of the lounges and cars, aircraft decontamination with an airline-grade fogging system after each flight.

 

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