Denmark based Falck and Sri Lanka’s Med1 Private Limited has partnered to launch an emergency medical response service in the Colombo area by the end of 2012.
Falck, one of the leading international Emergency Services Company in the world has acquired a 50% stake of the local medical firm Med1, thus putting the required platform to launch the proposed service.
A statement issued by the Med1 says, Falck’s initial investment will be focused on operationalzing the Emergency Medical Services in Colombo.
Under the proposed emergency service, the firm plans to deploy a modern fleet of European standards ambulances with well trained medical teams, which the public can access by dialing a hotline.
Apart from it, the Denmark based Falck will invest on further developing the Med1’s, 24-hour trilingual dispatching center among several other plans.
“The partnership between Med1 and Falck not only enables us to implement a high-class emergency ambulance service in Colombo; it will also ensure we have the future resources and capacity required to expand our coverage across Sri Lanka” CEO of the Med1 Donnie Woodyard Jr, was quoted saying in the company statement.
Med1 is a Sri Lankan firm approved by the BOI, which is currently engaged in providing medical and first aid training, a public access defibrillation program, and a 24-hour, trilingual first aid advice line.
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