- December 8, 2006, 6:47 AM
Several major hospitals in India have sought permission to launch helicopter emergency medical services (EMS), Indian news Web site The Hindu reported last month. They have applied to the DGCA, the country’s civil aviation authority, which has not yet made a decision. Among the hospitals’ request was permission to build rooftop helipads. The DGCA answered it already had issued guidelines for developing helicopter EMS infrastructure and underscored its concerns about noise.