Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday expressed pressing concern over lack of air ambulance service in Kashmir valley because of which precious lives are lost.
“Non-availability of air ambulance is costing lives of trauma and emergency patients,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communiqué.
“Majority of these patients die because they are unable to reach hospitals within the golden hour which is crucial for their survival,” he said.
“Time is the essence when it comes to trauma and emergency patients and sooner they receive treatment, the better the chances of survival,” he added.
Dr Nisar said the only way to reach hospitals in Kashmir is road ambulance and, in this day and age, that does not meet the requirements of golden hour.
“Air transport saves lives because patients get to hospital faster when they travel by air,” he said.