In a groundbreaking move, the administration is set to revolutionize emergency medical services with the nationwide deployment of “Sky Doctor” teams, spanning all healthcare zones across the country. This ambitious 100-day initiative is designed to deliver swift medical assistance in critical situations, with a particular focus on remote and traffic-choked areas.
Dr. Cholnan Srikaew, the Minister of Public Health, recently convened with the emergency medical committee to deliberate the pivotal deployment of Sky Doctor teams to every healthcare zone. Highlighting the urgency of the matter, Dr. Cholnan emphasized that providing expedited access to specialized medical care is of paramount importance for emergency patients, who frequently find themselves in dire straits due to their distant locations, isolated island settings, or the snarl of urban traffic. Through the innovative use of helicopters, the Sky Doctor system aspires to dramatically enhance survival rates in such critical scenarios.
Presently, Sky Doctor services are operational in select areas within the northern and southern regions of the country. However, the newly enacted policy mandates that these life-saving teams be established in all 13 healthcare zones within a mere 100-day timeframe. This prompt implementation is specifically geared towards ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals during the upcoming New Year’s festival, potentially rescuing lives in situations where motorists face medical emergencies, no matter where they are across the nation.