8 JUNE 2015
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The unique Lufthansa Patient Transport Compartment (PTC) is now available on all the airline’s Boeing 747-8 and Airbus A380 flights from Frankfurt and Munich.
The service is not new but has been very much updated.
The PTC was developed by Lufthansa Technik in cooperation with the airline’s own medical service. A total of up to 100 intensive care patients are transported every year. The PTC boasts a multitude of advantages compared to a conventional air ambulance, for example a time saving of up to 50% due to the fact that it is installed in an airliner and lower costs. The spacious interior of the PTC offers enough space for a patient bed, two seats for the doctor treating the patient and a Lufthansa crew member (PTC Medical Crew Member) and intensive care equipment together with the required material and medication.
Patients who do not require intensive care with a PTC can book medical services in advance such as a "stretcher" or, where necessary, a separate oxygen supply for their flight.
The services available from the Medical Operation Centre (MOC) not only include matters concerning suitability for flight transport, but also the preparation and provision of medical aid. Lufthansa offers contracted doctors at all of its destinations. www.lufthansa.com/de/en/travelling-healthily
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