including patient from Brazil, South Africa, Cambodia, and Marseille were repatriated. In the case of the Coronavirus suspected cases or Covid-19-the sick, the rescue flight was watching her specifically for infectious diseases developed in isolation unit, as the company announced on Friday.

Complex return actions

The operations center was required because of the flights of the three ambulance jets, because the entry requirements in the various destinations are constantly changing. The management must clarify, therefore, before each flight, whether and under what conditions an entry of the Rega Crew is possible, as well as to ensure that the Patient is allowed to leave the country.

The organization of some of the Corona missions was reported to be particularly time-consuming. This was evident in the case of the repatriation of a Swiss couple from the Dutch-French Caribbean island of St. Martin.

The two layers are brought into a hospital in the French part of the island and had a ambulance on the closed border to the airport on the Dutch side. Only an Intervention of the Swiss Federal Department of foreign Affairs (FDFA) at the embassies of the two countries led to the necessary permits.

Special insulation concept for Corona

The insulation unit consists of a kind of protective tent. The Patient is isolated in front of the Invite in the ambulance so that the crew and other passengers have no risk of Contagion. After the flight, the Jet must be cleaned and disinfected. He is immediately available for a new use.

The Rega developed the isolation concept together with partners to the Ebola epidemic, 2013, in West Africa. Before the Corona pandemic, the isolation unit since 2015, among other things, in the case of a suspected Ebola case, and in patients with the highly infectious open tuberculosis is used. (SDA)


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