Air India (AI) has offered free tickets for SUM Hospital fire victims who want to take treatment at hospitals in other metros.
According to a statement released by Air India, the carrier is ready to fly critical patients accompanied by one attendant to any major city in India to avail the best medical treatment to aid their recovery.
Over 100 people were injured as fire broke out at Bhubaneswar’s Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital on Monday evening around 7:30 PM.
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Anyone, including patients or rescuers who are critically affected by the unfortunate incident at SUM Hospital on Monday evening, would be flown to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore or Chennai free of cost by Air India, Air India Station Manager TK Ray said.
The local Air India office has communicated the message from AI head office to SUM hospital authorities and requested them to keep track of critically-ill patients.
“In case the health of any patient deteriorates, and he or she needs to be shifted out of Odisha. Our airport staff
have been apprised to facilitate a hassle-free flight,” added Ray.