Dubrovnik-Neretva County to Get Emergency Helicopter Service Again

Lauren Simmonds

As Morski writes on the 6th of June, 2019, Dubrovnik-Neretva County prefect Nikola Dobroslavić has signed an agreement on the use of an emergency helicopter medical service in Dubrovnik-Neretva County, one of Croatia’s most popular tourist regions, with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Health.

The helicopter will be in operation in Croatia’s southernmost county from the period of June the 15th to September the 17th, 2019.

The presence of an emergency helicopter medical service down in Dubrovnik-Neretva County was initially established via an agreement between the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Health and Dubrovnik-Neretva County back in May 2017 after a successful pilot project was undertaken during the summer season of 2016.

The cooperation agreement covers the transport of life-threatening, injured or very sick people in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County area to hospital, enabling the swift and proper delivery of emergency helicopter medical care to all urgent patients on remote islands and areas of this southern Dalmatian county which are inaccessible by road during the summer tourist season.

The establishment of an emergency helicopter medical service in Dubrovnik-Neretva County marks a major step forward for the safety and preservation of the health of all residents and visitors to the county.

The program is thus implemented for the fourth consecutive year, and the justification of the service’s presence in the area lies in the fact that last year alone, the helicopter took part in as many as 150 emergency interventions.

Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić thanked the Government of the Republic of Croatia for understanding the mildly awkward geographic position of Croatia’s southernmost county, which is extremely popular among tourists from all over the world, but stressed the fact that his overall goal in regard to the emergency helicopter remains to be that it stays in operation in the county throughout the year, and not only during the summer season.

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