COLONA, Illinois (KWQC) – Celebrating 21 a long time of assistance, MedForce healthcare transport in Colona acquired a new helicopter and manufactured advancements to the base and hangar. MedForce now has 3 aircrafts and is in a position to treatment for much more in the QCA.
“We are variety of exclusive in that we now really do not have to go again to a based mostly hospital in which we are from and consider our people back there so we get called somewhere and take them exactly where they require to go,” says Gary Robertson, Director of Functions with MedForce.
The aircraft is a model new 2020 helicopter and features a twin motor, autopilot, and is able of flying about 135 miles for each hour.
It’s also in a position to fly much more sufferers, bettering obtain for medical treatment.
“We can decide up a tiny extra pounds so now we can get clients up to 400 kilos and we couldn’t do that with our former plane so that’s how it will help us. So it will get patients from the quad town area who may not have the specialty treatment and get them to the places where they want to be,” states Robertson.
It is also supporting crews control flights for the duration of the pandemic with another plane to use.
“We had to disinfect and spray the aircraft just after every individual and that slowed us down and took extra time. So we went from a two hour turnaround time to all over a few or four several hours relying on how a great deal disinfecting we experienced to do,” suggests Robertson.
The new helicopter prices $7.1 million.
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