Bei­jing opens hos­pi­tal he­li­pad

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

A he­li­pad for trans­fer­ring pa­tients in emer­gency cases was put into ser­vice on Aug 29 at a top hos­pi­tal in down­town Bei­jing, which is of­ten af­fected by traf­fic con­ges­tion. The he­li­copter apron, which is atop a newly built four-story park­ing garage at Chi­naJa­pan Friend­ship Hos­pi­tal, is the only one spe­cially for med­i­cal ser­vices in the cap­i­tal’s ur­ban area that in­te­grates avi­a­tion and land res­cue. Us­ing the fa­cil­ity, the hos­pi­tal will be able to co­op­er­ate much more fre­quently with emer­gency res­cue cen­ters to treat pa­tients in crit­i­cal con­di­tion from more than 500 kilo­me­ters away, says Wang Chen, pres­i­dent of the hos­pi­tal. The he­li­pad, which has a di­am­e­ter of 20 me­ters, is de­signed to han­dle he­li­copters up to 17 me­ters in length and with a max­i­mum take­off weight of 8 met­ric tons.

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