Helicopter lands at Usfasgandu for the first time on medical transport

A helicopter on medical transportation has landed at the Usfasgandu helipad on the south of Malé City for the first time.

Last Saturday, MNDF conducted tests before the use of the helipad officially began. MNDF has previously said that finalizations would be made after the tests.

Information Officer of MNDF, Captain Ibrahim Azim said that the use of the Usfasgandu helipad has officially started and today alone, two landings took place.

And so the first medical transfer was a pregnant woman in treatment at the Dhaalu Atoll Hospital who was advised by doctors for emergency transfer to Malé. She was transfered at 12:30 p.m. The second transfer was a 56-year-old man brought in from Gaafu Dhaalu Faresmaathodaa around 5 p.m. today.

Before, the medical transfers from the atolls by air were being landed at Velana International Airport. The helipad in Malé was made to eliminate the difficulties in the transfer from the airport to the city.