What is covered under medical aviation services in Belarus? This is a full unit comprising of specially-equipped aircraft and helicopters, rescue teams, specialist doctors and nurses, as well as the AVIAV TM (Cofrance SARL) aircraft broker, which accepts the orders for sanitary flights 24/7.
Medical aeroplanes and helicopters are used for:
- emergency rescue operations,
- evacuation of victims from a disaster area,
- transportation of seriously-ill bedridden patients,
- delivery of patients to their treatment point abroad,
- transportation of pregnant women for late deliveries,
- transportation of moms with their babies,
- travel for the elderly and disabled,
- delivery of the bodies of the deceased to their burial points.
Why Medical Aviation is Popular in Belarus
Belarus is situated in Europe, close to the countries with the world’s leading medical centres: France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Israel, Belgium and Austria. These hospitals treat rare and complex diseases, and direct flights to them take 2-3 hours. If there is an opportunity to fight for life and health, one should seize it at any cost.
That is why AVIAV TM (Cofrance SARL) helps its customers arrange turnkey medical flights. We will:
– conclude the agreement with the selected clinic in Europe and negotiate favourable terms,
– provide a shuttle service to and from the airport,
– deploy an escort medical team to provide the patient with emotional support and professional comfort throughout the entire trip,
– provide an escort specialist doctor and emergency physician – when needed,
– process visas and insurance services,
– take care of the accompanying persons (food, accommodation, communication with doctors).
How to Order a Medical Plane
Anyone can order a medical plane from their nearest airport. The major air harbours of Belarus – Minsk, Brest, Gomel, Grodno, Vitebsk and others have flights available round the clock, and private planes are always served first.
To quickly order a medical plane in Belarus, all you need to do is place your order on this site. You must indicate your:
- travel itinerary,
- date and desired time of departure,
- patient’s diagnosis and condition,
- doctor’s reference,
- what support is required,
- details of the people who will fly with the patient,
- preferences and special conditions for the flight,
- contact details.
The AVIAV TM (Cofrance SARL) manager will instantly process your order, calculate the cost of the flight, talk to you about the features of the flight, listen carefully to your wishes. The conclusion of the contract and payment are done out remotely. In emergency situations, we are ready to provide the aircraft within three hours of submission of the order.
It often happens that the patient is located in cities with no airport of their own, for example, Polotsk, Babruysk, Baranavichy, Pinsk, Orsha and Slonim. For such sick people, travelling by car or train is next to impossible. That is why helicopters are so popular in medical aviation.
The aircraft is ready to land anywhere where there is a special lading platform. Helicopters fly to hard-to-reach places: mountain areas, water areas, gorges, glaciers. They will promptly pick up a patient even from a small and remote village, and deliver the sick passenger to the nearest airport. In some cases, the patient is immediately ferried straight to the required clinic, and the helicopter can even land directly on the building’s rooftop.
What is a Sanitary Flight?
Medical aircraft is very different from ordinary planes. The cabin interior is not the usual rows of seats. There is a bed for the patient, which allows you to fix your beloved one in a fixed and secure position, if required. There is also modern medical equipment, pharmaceutical drugs, medications, means of assistance, and much more. There is a special place both for the doctor and accompanying persons: the nurse, paramedic, relative.
On board is an intensive care unit, temperature, pressure and cabin humidity control systems, a heart monitor, a defibrillator and a ventilator. All necessary means are used to support the patient’s vital processes.
Such flight is necessarily accompanied by a specialist doctor. The latter oversees the condition of the patient for the entire duration of the flight, and if necessary, assists the patient and keeps the morale and good mood. Such flights are safe even for critically-ill patients: in an emergency, a surgical operation can even be carried out on-board.
Sometimes, ordinary planes are ordered for a medical flight. This happens if a group of elderly people is travelling to a rehabilitation resort, or a heavily-pregnant woman is travelling with her family for delivery. In such a situation, no particularly-special equipment is required. We simply bring on board the required medicines and invite an accompanying doctor who will provide support at the first request.
The same arrangements are made if you want to deliver the body of your deceased to his/her final resting place. The aircraft will have a special compartment for the coffin, and the cabin will provide everything for the relatives of the deceased, who will be able to safely transport the latter out on his/her last journey without worrying about the formalities because AVIAV TM (Cofrance SARL) would have taken care of everything.
AVIAV TM (Cofrance SARL) – Your Reliable Partner
If you need to book a medical flight from Belarus or within the country, AVIAV TM (Cofrance SARL) will arrange it from the first to the last step. We have been cooperating with European clinics in France, Germany, Israel and other countries since 2003, and provide comprehensive support to our clients, including legal services.
It would be desirable if the aircraft arrangements were made well in advance to be able to prepare it perfectly for a particular case. We will take care to deliver the patient to the airport or heliport in a comfortable resuscitation vehicle. Medical workers working in partnership with AVIAV TM (Cofrance SARL) treat the patient delicately and good-naturedly, providing the latter with emotional support throughout the trip.
Feedback from Our Customers
“Thank You, Cofrance! We ordered a medical helicopter from Polotsk to Minsk via the AVIAV TM (Cofrance SARL) aircraft broker. She was bedridden, and there were simply no other options to take her to the hospital. The flight was promptly arranged. We managed to take her out onto the road, gathered ourselves together, and then an ambulance – a modern, state-of-the-art vehicle, immediately drove up to the house. Then later – to the helicopter, and from there – to Minsk, and there again, at the airport, they immediately removed her from the cabin, and did not wait a second. You saved my grandma’s life! We are eternally grateful to you!”
Alena and Kirill Belozerskie, Polotsk.
“We rented a medical plane to facilitate our baby’s delivery in Nice via AVIAV TM (Cofrance SARL). The excellent company fully arranged not only the flight itself, but also the required medical care in France.”
“If you have the money to rent a medical aircraft, you should do it. This is the only chance to access treatment and get the medical help that you may require, as many diseases are simply not treated in Belarus. I ordered a plane for my father with stage 3 oncology, and a few days later in Germany, he was put back to his feet. He was in a serious condition that had left him unable to walk. Now he can run. We went through hell, but we didn’t give up. We thank Cofrance for their life-saving help!”
Alik Arzumyan, Brest.