Over the last three years, lives of over 100 people have been saved by airlifting them directly to health facilities in helicopters, he said.
AIIMS, Rishikesh is the first hospital in the country with a helipad located within its premises, Rawat said.
Expressing concern at the surge in coronavirus cases, Rawat asked senior doctors at AIIMS to pay special attention to COVID patients.
He said the premier institute should have access to patients in the remotest parts of the state as the service has a meaning only when it reaches the poor.
Assembly Speaker Premchand Aggarwal, Rishikesh Mayor Anita Mamgai, AIIMS Director Ravikant and the Chief Minister's Aviation Advisor Deep Shrivastava were present at the inauguration.
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