01 Jul MEDICAL RESCUE READINESS
Health of its personnel is one of the EUTM Mali priorities. That is why since 2013, an outsourced company has been providing a service encompassing all elements of aircraft, medical doctors, paramedics, equipment, medical consumables and training to the Mission. This year with the emergence of the coronavirus and its increase to pandemic levels over the globe, the contractor embarked on further emergency readiness procedures to provide an efficient, well-equipped fleet of aircraft and highly trained personnel.
To cope with the surge of the coronavirus, the company’s preparedness began in March with the acquisition of isolation units, strict health and safety procedures, rigorous onsite training for all personnel and strict sanitization and disinfectant regulations for the operation of aircraft, which are adhered to without comprise, to set the standard in Africa.
This enterprise operates a mission-ready fleet of H215 Airbus Super Puma helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, specifically designed to operate in Africa. These aircraft are on 24/7 standby, for medical emergencies. Helicopters provide transportation of patients from the point of crisis in remote areas to medical facilities. Given the large territorial extension of the country, EUTM Mali has the capacity to perform medical evacuation quickly and in a timely manner.