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Aeromedical service deal inked

SHANGHAI is set to become a center for aeromedical services under a deal agreed yesterday by a specialist airline and two local health care institutions.

Shanghai East Hospital, Shanghai East International Medical Center and Deer Jet Medical will work together to develop a range of aeromedical services, said Dr Liu Zhongmin, president of Shanghai East Hospital.

The network will also provide training, formulate guidelines and regulate practices for the sector, he said.

China lags far behind the rest of the world in aeromedical services, despite growing demand. Just 100 people are employed in the sector, which also lacks professional facilities, insurance products, flight courses and regulations.

Under the new deal, foreign specialists will provide training to medical staff at Shanghai East, he said.

According to Shanghai Television, once it does, users can expect to pay between 50,000 (US$8,000) and 60,000 yuan per hour in the air. The rate is lower than the global average, it said.


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