Flying Doctors Nigeria

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Flying Doctors of Nigeria is an air ambulance service established by Dr Ola Orekunrin.[1]

Description[edit]

It has its main office in Lagos and another in Port Harcourt with 20 aircraft and 47 staff, 44 of whom are doctors.[2] As well as moving injured and ill patients to hospital, the organisation has set up medical infrastructure for the government, and worked with private companies to improve their on-site medical services.

Flying doctor plane

It contracts with the government and private companies. Helicopters are provided for corporate clients running large events, and wealthy families and individuals can set up a membership plan for private emergency healthcare.[2]

The company has entered into an agreement with a UK-based call centre to operate telephone services in order to provide stable communications.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sabine Cessou (October 30, 2015). "The ten African innovators" (in French). RFI. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Nigeria's air ambulance firm is a leap forward for healthcare". Guardian. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  3. ^ "FDN: Flying Doctors Nigeria teams up with UK call centre to improve lifesaving air transport services". Business Wire. Retrieved 10 May 2015.

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