A helicopter medical rescue drill was conducted jointly by the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Rescue Center (Beijing 999) and Beijing Luhe Hospital, Capital Medical University on the morning of June 17, marking the opening of a green passage for air rescue in Beijing’s sub-center.
Ma Shengkui, deputy director of the Beijing 999, said that the helicopters involved in the rescue drill are equipped with air ICU facilities like a stretcher position, a ventilator, a defibrillator and an ECG monitor, which can be used for emergency treatment for critically ill patients.
Currently, among the medical institutions in Tongzhou District, Beijing Luhe Hospital is the only one that has a parking apron. It is also the first time that the parking apron has been put into operation for the drill.
According to Ma, Beijing 999 has distributed 13 emergency stations so far in Tongzhou District. After establishing the air medical rescue mechanism with Beijing Luohe Hospital, Beijing 999 will build an integrated air-ground rescue network with emergency stations and rescue helicopters to cover the sub-center and its neighboring regions including Pinggu District, some areas of Hebei Province, like Langfang City, Xianghe County, Dachang County and Tianjin Municipality’s Wuqing District.