Addis Ababa (TVC News/Xinhua)―The first air ambulance transportation service has been inaugurated in Ethiopia by a private Company, the East African Aviation.

The Company owned by Captain Mulat Lemlemayehu, a former commercial pilot at the Ethiopian airlines, also inaugurated its newly established aviation school and air charter service at a ceremony later Thursday in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

With this achievement, the East African Aviation has become the first aviation company in East African region to provide air ambulance transportation, flight training and private charter services all in one place.

Addressing reporters, officials of the company said East African Aviation has introduced the first air ambulance service in Ethiopia with aircrafts that are equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and licensed medically trained personnel to provide a safe and efficient air transportation for those requiring prompt medical attention in East Africa.

The inaugural ceremony has taken place in the presence of senior government officials of Ethiopia, diplomats, and other prominent personalities among others.

Speaking on the occasion, Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia, hailed the air ambulance service introduced by East African Aviation.

The deputy prime minister noted that new investments are being introduced in Ethiopia due to the economic growth witnessed in the country.

Speaking during the inaugural ceremony, Mulat Lemlemayehu, Owner and CEO of East African Aviation, said, “With the state-of-the-art medical equipment fitted in the air ambulance, we specialize in transporting patients with the same level of care that would be expected from a hospital ICU.”

“Air ambulance has been non-existent in our country Ethiopia with over 90 million people, a tourist hub in the whole region of Africa and, above all, with a city like Addis Ababa that is the diplomatic capital of Africa where we have a big international community,” he noted.

He told reporters that East African Aviation has a team composed of accomplished, knowledgeable, and qualified pilots who have served Ethiopian Airlines for many years.

Source: TVC News
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