INTRODUCING THE MAGEN DAVID ADOM SEA-BULANCE
The Magen David Adom’s Sea-Bulance was innaugrated last week and began operations
The Sea-Bulance, the first of its kind in Israel, joined the fleet of Magen David Adom rescue vehicles last week and has already provided medical treatment for those injured in the Sea of Galilee. The Sea-Bulance at Sea of Galilee enables medical treatment within the water itself, including in cases of drowning.
The Magen David Adom’ Sea-Bulance, which was innaugurated last week at the Kinneret, has already been able to assist the sick and injured. Those treated include a man who suffered a severe allergic reaction, a man who felt unwell, a wind surfer who was in distress while surfing, and a young woman who was injured during a cruise in the Sea of Galilee.
In addition, the Sea-Bulance boat assisted in the rescue of a grandfather and his grandchildren, who were stuck in the heart of the Sea of Gallilee due to a technical malfunction in their boat.
The Magen David Adom Sea-Bulance enables the MDA medics paramedics to arrive with advanced medical equipment to patients while they are still in the waters of Lake Kinneret, thus saving critical minutes, versus cases where the injured person receives medical treatment only when he reaches the shore, The MDA teams on the Sea-Bulance provide a quick response to medical emergencies on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, arriving quickly through the sea.
Last summer MDA medics and paramedics treated a hundred and sixty-two people who had been rescued from the sea on beaches around the country, including seven who drowned on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. MDA did not wait for the next event and launched the Sea-Bulance in order to save lives.
The Sea-Bulance opens more opportunities for Magen David Adom to be constantly prepared as the only national medical emergency service.