India Trauma Center Gets OK for Helipad

By Staff Writer | December 10, 2015
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One of India’s top trauma-care centers is moving ahead with plans for an elevated helipad following the government’s approval of the site for the private-use, VFR-only facility, according to The Economic Times of India. The Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center in New Delhi is part of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a national network of teaching hospitals and medical schools. The newspaper said India’s civil aviation ministry told the lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, that the site was approved following an Oct. 13 inspection, clearing the trauma center to prepare a detailed project report and start construction. The institute reported has hired Hospital Services Consultancy Corp., an Indian government enterprise, to secure environmental, national security and other approvals and construct the helipad. Airports Authority of India is to develop procedures for operations to and from the helipad.

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