A Patient with Esophageal Carcinoma was evacuated by Air Ambulance from Dubai United Arab Emirates to Pakistan

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A Patient with Esophageal Carcinoma was evacuated by Air Ambulance from Dubai United Arab Emirates to Pakistan

Air Ambulance Flight from Dubai to Pakistan

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.

What is Esophageal Cancer?

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.

Common Facts:

  • Treatable if diagnosed in early stage.
  • Requires a medical diagnosis.
  • Imaging and lab tests are required for the diagnosis
  • In most cases, Esophageal cancer is treatable but not curable. The 5-year survival rate ranges from 5% to 30%


  • Difficulty in swallowing.
  • Burning in the chest, chest pain.
  • Weight loss without any deliberate reason.
  • Digestion worsens.
  • Coughing or hoarseness are few common symptoms



  • Diagnosis is carried out by endoscopy. During endoscopy, the doctor passes a flexible tube equipped with a video camera, down to the throat and into the esophagus and collecting a sample of tissue for testing or biopsy.


  • Once the diagnosis of the esophageal cancer is confirmed, the doctor’s may carry out additional tests to confirm whether the disease has spread in the lymph nodes or other parts of the body. The doctor’s carry out the advanced test to assign the severity or stage at which the cancer is prevalent. Roman Numbers are assigned; with the lowest being the earliest stage.
  • Surgery is recommended to remove the tumors. If the cancer is small and confined to any particular layer of the Esophagus. Surgery is possible by passing an endoscope down the throat and into the Esophagus.
  • At an advanced stage, surgery is carried out to remove the portion of the Esophagus that contains the tumor and portion of the upper part of the stomach. The remaining portion of the upper stomach is reconnected to your stomach.
  • At times the doctor may carry out Esophagogastrectomy, whereby the surgeon removes part of the esophagus and large portion o the stomach. The remainder of the stomach is pulled and reattached.
  • At an advanced stage, doctor’s suggest chemotherapy In case, where cancer has spread beyond the Esophagus, chemotherapy may be used alone to relieve the signs and symptoms.


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.


 Hi-Flying Air Ambulance International star features:


  • The Medical Director himself supervises the entire process.
  • The staff is well trained, the Air Ambulance is well equipped with the best and modern equipment’s required for air transporting of a patient like Oxygen cylinder, Ventilator, emergency medical kits, commercial medical stretcher.
  • Experienced to handle an emergency situation.
  • Are well equipped with medical team( like paramedics, medical escorts- doctors, nurses).
  • They offer travel on both commercial as well as chartered services as per the patient’s need.
  • They have tie-ups with international fliers and airports.
  • They have tie-ups with the destination hospitals in India.
  • Documentation for flying, immigration handled by their staff.
  • Pre-medical check, before evacuation is handled by the medical team very efficiently.
  • There may be the case, where the patient may not be insured, in such cases, their expert handles the necessary documentation with the best medical insurance service providers suitable to the condition of the patient.
  • They provided services to fly commercially but need professional assistance (medical escort)
  • Those who are in Dubai for some travel purpose and due to some emergency or maybe non-emergency medical situation needs to be repatriated.
  • They help stretcher-bound patients who want to travel on an international flight (stretcher flights).
  • They have a team of dedicated Medical Escorts who have a minimum of 5 years of experience in medical field and have served in to cater to emergency patients. The staff undergoes regular training and accreditation.
  • The tie-up list with commercial airlines for transfers of patients is enormous.
  • Road and Rail Ambulance Services are available.
  • Repatriation of human remains is handled with uttermost excellence to Domestic and International Destinations.
  • Most importantly, they provide services which is also pocket-friendly for the patient. They provide packages based on the situation and on the basis of particular case study.
  • Hi Flying allows a relative of the patient to fly absolutely free with no additional charges incurred.
  • The paperwork involved in transportation is seamlessly done by their expert team with no burden on the family members, who can then completely focus on the well-being and up-keep of the patient.


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.

For Affordable options of travel from Dubai to Pakistan - on Commercial and Charter flights - Call us or email us at admin@hiflyingllc.com.


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