Mauritius ex-PM Navinchandra Ramgoolam flies to Delhi for Covid treatment | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Mauritius former PM Navinchandra Ramgoolam flew to Delhi on Wednesday (September 8) on a charter for urgent Covid treatment at AIIMS. His condition is learnt to be serious.
SpiceJet says it operated a “special medical evacuation flight (which had) three doctors and a paramedic on board and Boeing 737 was equipped with emergency equipment including ventilator, oxygen cylinders and a special isolation pod to shift the patient.”
The airline flew the B737 from Chennai to Port Louis, Mauritius. The aircraft made a quick turnaround in Port Louis and the return flight to Delhi was operated via Thiruvananthapuram. SpiceJet CMD Ajay Singh said this flight was operated at a “very short notice.” “(It) was one of the longest flights to have been operated by our B737 aircraft. We wish and pray for Ramgoolam’s swift and full recovery,” Singh said.
“In order to meet the critical medical requirements, SpiceJet facilitated complete medical facilities and special equipment on-board including the team of three doctors, one paramedic and ventilator, oxygen cylinders, medicines to cater for any emergency situations. The aircraft also carried a special isolation pod to shift the patient. The aircraft for this special charter with multiple special medical requirements was prepared at a very short notice by the SpiceJet team. SpiceJet had also kept an ambulance and a doctor at standby for any emergency situation at the airport,” the airline said in a statement.

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