Russian Helicopters Delivers 18 Choppers for Zimbabwe's First Air Ambulance Service

  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 07:16 AM, May 22, 2023
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Russian Helicopters Delivers 18 Choppers for Zimbabwe's First Air Ambulance Service
Russian Helicopters' for Zimbabwe's Air Ambulance Service

Russian Helicopters has handed over 18 Ansat helicopters to the Republic of Zimbabwe to start the African nation's first air ambulance service.
“Today we are handing over to the Republic of Zimbabwe a batch of Russian-made Ansat helicopters. Each ambulance helicopter is equipped with a full set of medical equipment for resuscitation and emergency care,” said Sergey Chemezov, Director General of Rostec State Corporation (the parent company of Russian Helicopters).
The date of the event was not specified in a May 22 press release by Rostec.
He stressed that the air ambulance program created by joint efforts will be the first such project on the African continent. “Russian helicopters are a real flying ambulance that will urgently fly to help in cases where every minute is precious. The helicopter will help save lives where conventional transport takes a very long time. By 2025, sixty Russian-made helicopters will be delivered to the Republic of Zimbabwe,” said Sergey Chemezov.
President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa recalled that Russia handed over to his country the first Ansat ambulance helicopter and an ambulance during the visit of the Russian delegation to the African Republic in autumn 2022.
Rostec's experience in creating the first air ambulance service on the African continent will also be presented during the Second Russia-Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum, which will be held from July 26 to 29 in St. Petersburg.

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