Medlight Service Used Heavily For COVID-19 Patients


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston MedFlight has been working to transport coronavirus patients as Massachusetts sees a surge in cases across the state.

“We’ve really gotten a lot of experience in a short amount of time,” Andrew Farkas, the chief operating officer at Boston MedFlight, said.

The non-profit has transported more than 250 infected COVID-19 patients by air and ambulance in the last six weeks.

“A couple things that have really stood out is making sure our staff is safe. So, there’s a lot of preparation in how do we care for these patients who usually have some type of complex respiratory failure, on a ventilator, and always require a lot of pharmacy to support them,” Farkas said.

And as the state reaches the peak in COVID-19 cases, Farkas said it is important for them to maintain “our staff, our most critical asset to take care of these patients, but also all of our vehicles and support. All that takes a lot of infrastructure.”

WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports

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