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some of the tallest mountains in the Himalayas.
Although efforts have progressed in developing a ground ambulance service in the capital and largest city of Kathmandu, it delivers
only the most basic emergency care. People living in remote regions of the country and the
thousands of trekkers and mountaineers who
visit trails and camps in the Himalayas are all
vulnerable to preventable deaths that occur due
to altitude-related illness or traumatic injuries.
Although private companies do provide air
rescue and transport of patients, they do so
without the ability to provide medical care.
The EMS team at GIH is changing all of
this. They’ve set up a system of integrated pre-hospital emergency care built on evidence-based
practices, including dispatch, assessment, treatment and communication protocols.
At GIH, a team of physicians and other
healthcare providers are ready to be deployed
on helicopters, armed with the right medical
equipment for the patient, without any delay.
Private companies continue to operate the
helicopters used by the team, and in the future
they hope to have a dedicated HEMS aircraft.
Following communication protocol, the ED
Department Head, Ajay Singh Thapa, DM, is
briefed on the patient’s details and the ED staff
greets the HEMS crew at the helicopter deck.
In the ED, the patient is fully assessed
and treated. A few days later, the patient is
discharged and able to head back to France
in good health. JEMS
Sanjaya Karki, MD, MBBS, is the coordinator of prehospital
emergency care and EMS at Grande International Hospital in
Kathmandu, Nepal. He was the recipient of an EMS10: Innovators in EMS award in 2016.
The ED team from Grande International Hospital finally reach the patient after trekking through dense forest.