A Patient with Esophageal Carcinoma was evacuated by Air Ambulance from Dubai United Arab Emirates to Pakistan.
Pakistan is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s sixth populous country with a dense population. The huge density of population has lead to many communicable diseases and many health issues like Malaria, Tuberculosis, Dengue Fever.
Besides this, the most common noncommunicable diseases reported in Pakistan are Cancer, Ischemic Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes and Hepatitis.
Pakistan does not have a large mandatory healthcare scheme. It is a perception that the public sector hospitals provide free medical facilities to the common people. Reportedly, it has around 1200 hospitals, which is very less as compared to the other countries in the east. The numbers indicate that the countries healthcare system is not sufficient enough to cater to the healthcare needs of the general population by and large.
The economy of Pakistan is dependent on industries related to semi-cottage industries largely. There is an unequal distribution of wealth. Poverty in Pakistan is historically been higher in rural areas and lower in cities. A huge folk of the population tends to fly to financially developed countries like Singapore, UAE and many try to migrate to the western countries for livelihood and work purposes as well.
Dubai is a desirable destination for most of the people in Pakistan. Commonly people travel from Pakistan to Dubai on a work permit, medical reasons, higher education etc.
Dubai is the largest and most populous city of the Arab Emirates, located on the southeast coast of the Persian-Gulf, it is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. It has great infrastructure facilities, better amenities in terms of education, healthcare, jobs, aviation facilities, and other infrastructural facilities as compared to Pakistan. Dubai being a financial hub of the United Arab Emirates, huge Pakistani immigrants work as laborers in this country.
Dirham, the currency of Dubai is stronger than the currency of Pakistan. 1 Dirham is equal to 38.04 Pakistani Rupee. Laborer’s, working middle-class and business class people of Pakistan population has a major attraction for Dubai. The expats contribute to about 1/3rd of Dubai’s population.
UAE has world-class healthcare centers, particularly in Dubai. Both public and private healthcare centers run in Dubai. Public hospitals too provide low cost medical facilities to the people who lack financially.Expats those who want to use the public medical facilities, have to apply for the health card from the Department of Heath and Medical Services.
It is estimated that about 1.2 million of Pakistanis live in the UAE and thus form the second largest expatriate population in the region. They constitute about 12.5% population of the country’s population.
With the huge population of expats from Pakistan residing in UAE, emergency and non-emergency health requirements arise at times and many people avail for the public healthcare services in the country .
During emergency situations, air ambulance services are the best and convenient mode of transportation of patients.
An immigrant from Pakistan, Ali, staying for work purpose in Dubai suffered from a chronic Cancer ailment, particularly in the Esophagus.
Esophageal Cancer is cancer in the tube that runs from the throat to the stomach. It Adenocarcinoma begins in the cells of the mucus-secreting glands in the Esophagus. It mostly appears in the lower portion of the Esophagus.
Ali worked as an employee in a bank and was diagnosed with Esophageal cancer confirmed by a series of scans conducted. He was detected Esophageal Cancer of stage I and was suggested hospitalization and immediate surgery to remove the tumors lining the superficial layer of the Esophagus. He was survived by his parent’s in Pakistan, with no family members around to take care. The family was keen to get him repatriated to Pakistan and he wanted to recuperate at his hometown. The doctor’s suggested him to use an air ambulance for transport. The hospital authorities at Saudi German Hospital got in touch with the medical experts of Hi- Flying Air Ambulance. The patient history was shared on their official website and their team got in touch with the hospital authorities immediately.
Hi-Flying Air Ambulances are a 24x7 service provider those who operate vigilantly from Dubai to Pakistan and other eastern and southeastern countries.
The company is almost 2 decades old.
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Initial treatment and surgery was carried out in the hospital in Dubai. The patient was under hospitalization and medication for further 6 weeks and further for the recuperation of the patient, it was decided that the patient be repatriated to his homeland. The patient was first transported to Dubai international airport by road. Followed by air transport on a commercial flight to Pakistan. The expertise of the Hi-Flying team helped to carry out a seamless and smooth transportation of the patient.
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