Four heliports to be constructed in Moldova till late 2023
15:19 | 26.01.2023 Category: Social
Chisinau, 26 January /MOLDPRES/ - Four heliports meant for medical helicopters will be constructed in Moldova till the end of this year.
The press officer of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU), Liliana Puscasu, has told MOLDPRES that those four helicopters would be also provided with the access ways needed. The first heliport will be built on the Nicolae Testemitanu 29 Street from Chisinau, at the Timofei Mosneaga Republican Clinical Hospital. The second one will be at the Institute of Mother and Child. By one run way will be constructed also nearby the municipal hospitals from Cahul and Balti. They will facilitate the access of air and medical crews to patients with medical emergencies.
According to the quoted source, the money for the building of those four heliports is envisaged in the budget of the project titled, Area of cross-border cooperation Romania - Moldova – a safer area for the improvement of the infrastructure of operation of the Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication (SMURD). About 4 million 283 thousand lei is provided for in the state budget for the construction of the run ways.
Under the project, those four heliports are to be made available for use in September 2023.
SMURD crews will be able to land on those four run ways. The SMURD project started in Moldova in 2014, when an agreement was signed between the governments of Romania and Moldova on mutual assistance between the cross-border interventions in case of medical emergencies. Starting its launch till present, SMURD crews have provided Moldova with support in complex missions of providing the first qualified medical aid, reanimation, extrication and carrying out rescue operations and so far have made more than 13,500 terrestrial interventions in Moldova, 122 air and medical interventions and 35 cross-border interventions, in order to carry out missions with assisted medical transport, to repatriate citizens from abroad.