KINGSTON — Thousands of civil servants will now be able to access affordable air ambulance evacuation services through the EMED LIFE LINE programme.
This has been made possible through an agreement signed on November 11 between the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) and EMED Management, an Emedical Global Jamaica Limited brand.
Approved union members throughout Jamaica will be eligible for the programme, which began on November 11, 2011.
For only $500 per month, the programme will provide emergency air evacuation services in times of critical need, on air ambulances equipped with modern medical equipment and qualified medical personnel. Eligible members will benefit from premium care patient advisors, and affordable international healthcare facilities all linked by EMED’s revolutionary medical information technology.
President of the JSCA, O’Neil Grant, in his remarks at the signing ceremony held at the organisation's Caledonia Road head office, said the aim is for 20,000 members to have access to the service.
"That will include not only the members but their children and their spouses also because of their affiliation that they have to the association," he said.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), EMED Jamaica Global Limited, Duane Boise, stated that the programme will provide "lifesaving" services and health information to those in need.
He said there will be collaboration with local physicians to ensure that patients have access to the most appropriate technologies and care possible.
In his comments, Operations Manager of EMED, Cecil Grinion informed that the initiative ensures that once an emergency occurs, preparations are already in place to treat with the matter.
The programme is available through JCSA customer service and EMED sales representatives, and interested persons can call 876-873-3546 for further details.
By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter