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Perspectives on aerial referrals after Jing Weiren transferred

The Tungs’ Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital "FORMOSA SOS" is the best choice for many foreign patients to seek medical treatment from abroad and Taiwanese return home.
The Tungs’ Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital Aviation Medical Rescue Center has entered the 12th year of international medical transfer service. This is the first aviation critical medical rescue team established by private hospitals in Taiwan. In 2014, it successfully launched the local international rescue brand – FORMOSA SOS.
The "International Medical Transfer Service" was originally a free service provided by the insurance industry to policyholders to attract people to purchase insurance. However, in recent years, insurance companies have increased their surpluses in order to reduce their expenditures and impose many restrictions on the free overseas emergency service clauses. Many people bought a lot of insurance before going abroad, hoping to get adequate protection when they have an emergency injury abroad. However, when things happen, they often get free transfer service because of the insurance clause.
When the aviation medical rescue in The Tungs’ Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital has not been established, the family members who do not receive insurance services can only accept the high service fees of the insurance rescue company. The rescue service of insurance and rescue companies based on commercial interests often because of the high cost of service, the family can not afford to give up the hope of saving the family's precious life.
In the spirit of CSR social enterprise responsibility, The Tungs’ Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital is committed to the improvement of medical transfer quality and the rationalization of medical transfer costs. The establishment of the Aviation Medical Rescue Center of The Tungs’ Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital has made many helpless families feel like falling water driftwood and dark light, and many patients are saved.
Dr. Lu Lihua, Chief Executive Officer of the Aviation Medical Rescue Center of The Tungs’ Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital, said that the rescue team provides 24 hours/7 days international medical transfer service around the world, which can transport people who are Injured or sick when they are doing business trip, traveling, visiting relatives, working, studying. Up to the patient-designated hospital for better treatment, regardless of nationality or location, and can provide support at any time. It is different from the services provided by the general insurance industry, complex audit procedures may delay the prime time for patients to seek medical treatment, Taiwan local brand " FORMOSA SOS is based on emergency medical needs, backed by the hospital's solid medical resources, and a patient-oriented starting point for those who need it to get the most immediate service.

"FORMOSA SOS" has well experiences in the care of patients with acute and severe illness. In addition to the competent transfer team, the medical background of The Tungs’ Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital is backed by different medical specialties. At present, there are 8 doctors ,8 specialist nurses and two nurses who cooperated with the task and started by a phone call at any time. They quickly prepared medical equipment, planned the transfer route, dispatched the medical staff, and transferred the rescue mission as quickly as possible. This is the best choice for many foreign patients to seek medical treatment from abroad and Taiwanese return home.

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