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HMC launches LifeFlight ambulance operations

Qatar's Hamad Medical Corp (HMC) has announced its new LifeFlight helicopters started their lifesaving rescue operations on Monday, the Peninsula has reported. As part of partnership with the Qatar Emiri Air Force, the new service consists of three new Augusta Westland 139 helicopters equipped for transporting patients in emergency situations. "Each of the new helicopters can carry two patients at once and LifeFlight will be in operation 24-hour," said Brendon Morris, chief operations officer at the Ambulance Service. "All of our helicopters are equipped with latest advanced life-support medical equipment and carry two medical crew and two pilots."