Centric launches a new air ambulance service in Kenya

Centric Air Ambulance Chairman Dr. Steve Mainda (L), CIC Insurance Group CEO Mr. Tom Gitogo (C) and Centric Air Ambulance CEO Mr. Peter Nduati (R)
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Centric Air Ambulance has launched a new air ambulance service in Kenya offering emergency medical evacuation services.

The company plans to launch its service across Africa and the globe by providing different emergency evacuation packages. Centric Air Ambulance will manage all aspects of the medical transfer process by coordinating with the patient’s physician, departing and receiving facilities and insurance provider.

Centric Air Ambulance senior management consists of Dr. Steve Mainda as the Chairman, Mr. Peter Nduati as CEO, Mrs. Betty Omune as COO, Mr. Jeremy Gitau as Chief Medical Officer and Mrs. Wanjiku Njoroge as commercial manager.

Speaking during the launch Centric CEO spoke on the benefits of aeromedical evacuation services. “In the modern day we live in medical services are held dear to most of us, the need for quality and reliable medical services is on the rise. It is with this in mind that Centric Air Ambulance comes into play. When distance, speed and patient condition are beyond the capabilities of a ground ambulance or commercial flights; aeromedical evacuation is the next best and only solution to saving lives. Not only does it guarantee timely and professional emergency response it also enables treatment and stabilization of patients on site and on transit. Said Mr. Nduati

Centric Air ambulance has an array of both fixed wing and rotor wing (Helicopter) aircraft. Under the fixed wing aircraft, Centric will operate the Citation Sovereign 680, Citation Excel 560, Citation Bravo 550, King Air 350 and a King Air 200. Under the Rotary Wing Centric Air Ambulance consists of 2 helicopters namely the H125 and the H145. This brings the total number of aircraft under the Centric Air Ambulance fleet to 7.

All aircraft are fully equipped with the necessary medical equipment and technology required for emergency evacuation. Centric Air Ambulance will provide aeromedical transport of patients who are critically ill or injured. Their services will be provided by medical personnel comprising of Anesthetists, Critical Care Nurses, Emergency Care Specialist, Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).

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