Air ambulance services now available to government workersTuesday, November 15, 2011
THOUSANDS of civil servants now have access to air ambulance evacuation services through an agreement between the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) and EMED Management, an Emedical Global Jamaica Limited brand.
Under the EMED LIFE LINE programme — which began on November 11 — emergency air evacuation services will be available to approved union members throughout Jamaica for $500 per month.
Eligible members will benefit from access to air ambulances, equipped with modern medical equipment and qualified medical personnel as well as other patient advisors and international healthcare facilities, all linked by EMED's medical information technology.
President of the JSCA, O'Neil Grant, in his remarks at the recent signing ceremony at the organisation's Caledonia Road head office, said the aim is for 20,000 members to have access to the service.
"That will include not only the members but their children and their spouses also, because of their affiliation that they have to the association," he said.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EMED Jamaica Global Limited, Duane Boise, stated that the programme will provide "lifesaving" services and health information to those in need in collaboration with local physicians to ensure that patients have access to the most appropriate technologies and care possible.
Operations Manager of EMED, Cecil Grinion informed that the initiative ensures that once an emergency occurs, preparations are already in place to treat with the matter.
The programme is available through JCSA customer service and EMED sales representatives
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