GMR taps Apollo to set up medical facility at Hyderabad airport

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on August 07 2007 11:25 PM

GMR Infrastructure - which is modernizing international airports at New Delhi and Hyderabad - has selected Apollo Hospitals to build a state-of-art medical center inside the passenger terminal building at the new international airport at Shamshabad, Hyderabad.

According to the agreement, Apollo Hospitals will set up a medical center spread over an area of over 300 square meters of the passenger terminal building and first aid kiosks in the passenger restricted areas, GMR said

The medical facility will have 17-bed, offering services such as ultrasound and electro cardiogram and 24-hour emergency dental services.

The medical center, which will be staffed with dedicated paramedics round the clock, will also serve as an emergency treatment center for passengers who may develop medical complications while on travel or in the airport premises.

It will also serve as a disaster management center during crisis such as explosion, fire, earthquake, plane crash etc. within the airport premises.

In addition to passengers, the center will also provide medicare to airlines and airport staff working in the airport, and will also act as a center for conducting pre-flight medical tests for pilots and flight crew.

Apollo Medical Center will also own and operate a minimum of four advanced life saving ambulances - two stationed at airside and two others on landside, besides maintaining, operating and providing advanced life saving equipment for ambulances of GHIAL.

The medical center will be well connected with the main city hospital to be able to serve patients critical illnesses or injury.

The agreement to the affect was signed between GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL), a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure, and Apollo Hospitals.

Apollo Hospitals was selected from among several competing hospitals.

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