Goodmans Rescue is one of the India's oldest and trusted aero-medical operators, providing a complete air ambulance service for assistance and evacuations within India and the rest of the world. We have vast repatriation experience, our expert team of medical staff, office /dispatch crew is totally focused on making each journey as safe, and as comfortable as possible. The air ambulance flight team and aircraft is selected to suit your requirements, so you can be sure of the right crew to take care of your patients. We do not own our own aircrafts and none of the medical assistance companies do at present in India .
There are strict DGCA rules for operating Air ambulance flights and these aircrafts have to be fitted with the Specific flight safe stretchers. We only use the DGCA certified aircrafts for air ambulance operations.
Our experience and expertise means we have the facilities to accommodate non-critical or critically ill patients; we take care of all your patient transfer needs whatever they may be.
Whatever are you needs, we will transport your patients safely, comfortably.
Flight medical equipment: Latest and the best only
The equipment and supplies that are used on and were designed to meet the full spectrum of in-flight medical requirements, ranging from basic to advanced life-support.
After thorough review of patients' medical history, current condition, and potentiality for additional complications, an assessment may be performed to determine the need for specialized equipment, drugs, and supplies. For every patient transport, however, each aircraft is equipped with the following:
Airline medical escort is a service for patients who do not require private air ambulance services or a stretcher on commercial airlines. This service is especially helpful for "non-ambulatory "patients. However it is more appropriate and recommended for patients that can sit-up or at least can tolerate sitting in a reclined position in Business class/ first-class seat for a minimum period of the flight. The patient would be propped up / made to sit up during taking off and landing.
The airline medical escort service is very appropriate for CVA (stroke) patients, patients suffering from Carcinoma of lung / Interstitial lung disease / or patients that have chronic breathing problems such as COPD, Asthma or CHF. We can provide airline escort services to patients in hospitals ,who wish to travel back home after the discharge from nursing homes, rehabilitation and private homes and hospitals .
All the cases that would require transfer on a commercial flight by Business class or a stretcher are evaluated for medical clearances by our Doctors for the fitness for the flight. Following a "medical screening" by our airline medical escort, we will arrange for the necessary medical "clearance", in-flight oxygen, ticketing and set up all of the appropriate ground transportation and other relevant logistics . It mostly the Oxygen for the flight which needs to be arranged and the airlines take a lot of time for confirming the same for a long haul or even a short flight.
Fit to fly is a medical certificate provided by our team / company after complete evaluation of the patient is done before medical transfer. These forms are FILLED AND SUBMITTED differ from one airline to another and this needs to be signed by the Doctor who would accompany the patient. Our experience has shown that on number of times patients relatives try to this from there end which is mostly a futile exercise . The medical fitness to fly should not be more than 24 hrs before the date of the flight .
Executive Class Services
We also cater to a special category where safety and luxury are an essential part of life. Goodmans Rescue is able to provide a level of luxury in addition to the medical services provided. They are able to provide arrangements for upgraded jets, limousine services for accompanying passengers, hotel accommodations, personal translators and liaisons. Special requests can also be made for any other specific needs you may have or plan .
Gulfstream Jet: This can accommodate the patient in a private room along with 12 passengers, 2 pilots, 2 nurses, a doctor and a personal stewardess.
The present Gulfstream located in Delhi can accommodate a stretcher on board and is configured for medical evacuation. For transfer to US and UK we can organize other options such as Falcon with stretcher facilities.
This may take up to two working days.
We can provide VIP Jet services to and fro from Dubai and Germany at a very short notice.
VIP Charters: Learjet 60 (7 seats), Challenger 604 (12 or 18 seats), Global Express (13 or 14 seats), CRJ 200 (up to 50 seats)
Air ambulance: Learjet 35, Learjet 55, Learjet 60, Challenger 604 with Single and Double intensive care options.
Specialized Assignments- We can assist with our services of Doctors and provide ground ambulances with Delhi and NCR for free as well in special cases .
Organ transport is available for situations when it is more feasible to bring the donor organ to the member recipient. Our System includes setting up and providing pricing on several different Jets, getting all the origin and destination information and collecting all the medical records of the patient. This way when the times comes Utilizing one of the fastest jets available minimizes waiting time and allows the transplant team to arrive at their final destination on time. We can also liaise with the local traffic police to create a fast lane for the passage of the ambulance .
Domestic Operation- Air ambulance - 2 hrs. Airborne.
This means of transportation enables us to take off on very short notice approximately 2 hours for Domestic aero medical evacuation. We still need to talk to the hospital Doctors and concerned authorities about the medical condition, which helps us ensure safe medical transfer.
Fixed Wing : Cessna 90, Pilatus 12, Super King B 200 , Citation II, Citation XL, Challenger 850 CRJ 200, CRJ 100, Hawker 900 XP , Jet premier 1 A ,
Helicopters: Augusta 109 C with stretcher and ICU configuration, Augusta 109 E, Augusta 119 Koala. Twin Engine Bell 429, Bell 407.
The aircraft we shall use for the evacuation would have a tail no which we will send you before takeoff. You can see the condition and registration on the DGCA website. dgca.nic.in/aircraft/reg-ind.htm
Commercial Airlines Transfers
Air ambulance transfer via Commercial airline: Domestic
On Domestic sector -we only have Indian airlines and Jet airways helping the patients with medical conditions to fly with the medical escort and supply Oxygen if requested pre- flight on given format
Stretchers on commercial airlines: This type of repatriation, much cheaper than private air-ambulance, depends on pre-established schedules and is possible only for stable patients / for critically ill bit manageable for the duration of the flight. We have the equipment and trained manpower to transport critically ill patients within India and the Indian sub-continent ( Pakistan , Bangladesh and Sri Lanka ) on scheduled commercial airline . However there are limitation to this such as the requirement of Oxygen and its flow. We need to get the medical report of the patient before we proceed for booking the stretcher for the patient transfer.
It also possible to provide stretcher on Commercial Airlines from Delhi to neighboring countries, we provide seamless repatriation from Nepal Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. In certain situation (high altitude sickness Or HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema)) medical assistance can also be arranged with the help of Indian army and Air force.
Air India Mediff form link - http://www.airindia.in/Images/pdf/MEDIF_Information_Sheet.pdf
Jet airways Mediff form link- http://www.jetairways.com/documents/MEDIF-Form-2015.pdf
Requirements and formalities for patient transport by Commercial airlines
As the air traffic Worldwide is increasing so are the no. of patients traveling by air. Generally most Airlines do not have full time medical staff like Doctors and paramedics trained in Aviation Medicine. So they rely on medical documents which state that “ The person traveling as a patient “ fit to fly.
FITNESS TO FLY this is the simplest form and yet has a lot of implications on safety of your travel and the passengers travelling on the aircraft. This certificate is given by the last treating facility /treating Doctors at the hospital / nursing home. The certificate should be issued no longer than 24 hrs before the date of travel.
Various airlines have Mediff forms in different formats however gather the same information , which just aims to ascertain the medical condition and ensure that a specialized /experienced medical personal has scrutinized the medical condition for the safety of the patient and co passengers and the condition of the patient would be stable all throughout the journey.
Air Ambulance Transfer via Commercial airline: International
A very special mention about Lufthansa PTC:
The world's unique intensive care unit on intercontinental flights .
We have mentioned about this service here for a reason that many a times patient or their attendant /hospitals looking for air ambulance services do not know about the services provided by Lufthansa . And it is of great help most of the times.
This service provides ICU in the air is one of its kind services . We can transport safely almost all kinds of critically ill patients subject to clearing infections norms for intercontinental transfer. These forms and paperwork will be made available once you choose to travel in the PTC .
The cost of Lufthansa PTC is half the cost of dedicated Air ambulance services within two destination.
The medical personnel at Lufthansa are helpful in all respects .
The PTC has every equipment that you may need during the transfer – which included drugs disposables and monitoring devices .
IMPORTANT:Goodmans Rescue has no contract or tie up with Lufthansa neither gets any benefit of any kind. The mention on this website is purely because of the respect to the so very well thought of and smartly organized services which does good to patients and sets a benchmark for others to follow. For more information please visit the link.http://www.lufthansa.com/at/en/Service-contact
We can fly Direct to Singapore with one day notice. Flights to London and USA organized within two days.Aircrafts - Jet Challenger 850 I Hawker Xp900 I Gulfstream I Citation XL and Many More options available on case to case basis.Aircrafts of any type and size can be organized for mass evacuation, disaster management /mass causality /managing natural calamities We can activate the services even with liaison with IAF and BSF on need basis.