EDHI Foundation is all set to add a new six-seater air ambulance craft in its fleet to carry out rescue operations in remote areas. On Saturday the managing trustee Faisal Edhi of Edhi Foundation provided the air ambulance of charity with six-seat Cessna 206. This six-seater aircraft will help the foundation in an emergency to provide maximum health facilities throughout Pakistan.
Faisal Edhi further said that the service of this air ambulance will be totally free and its aim is to provide immediate services to the injured people in less time. This airlift facility of Edhi Foundation will be active 24/7 for an emergency and disaster to shift injured people to the hospital immediately.
EDHI FOUNDATION New Aircraft
This six- seated plane named Cessna 206 incurred an operating cost of PKR 50,000 per hour. While this jet has been bought for PKR 50,000 million. The latest addition to the Air Ambulance service of Edhi Foundation will give an edge to Pakistan internationally to help poor people in the hour of need. Previously this welfare organization has two air crafts which are assisting Air Ambulance service to carry out their operations during calamities. They already possess a Piper Seneca aircraft and a Bell 206 helicopter.
Hence, this new addition will enhance the efficiency of Edhi’s Air Ambulance system. The new six-seater craft will be accommodating enough people to carry out its routine operations in Pakistan.
During a conversation with Faisal Edhi, he was overwhelmed by the donations from the Pakistanis residing abroad especially Britain Pakistanis. This acquisition of six-seat Cessna 206 took place at the old airport of Karachi when Faisal Edhi handed over the latest aircraft to the wing of an air ambulance.
Danyal Gilani, Chairman, Central Film Censor Board also appreciated the act of this latest addition to the fleet of ambulances in his tweet.
It’s the latest addition to the Air Ambulance Service of Edhi Foundation 👍🏼 ✈️ pic.twitter.com/4mTkOvc03e
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) March 30, 2019
Faisal Edhi further said that the airspace was closed due to the recent Indo-Pakistan tensions. So, it was difficult for the Edhi Foundation to carry out any kind of rescue operation for now. However, this air ambulance facility will soon be opened to everyone in need.