Medical emergency service, Flying Doctors Nigeria Limited has been accredited by the International Assistance Group (IAG).

The France-based International Assistance Group takes pride in providing independent assistance companies and accredited providers around the world with specializations in  such areas as medical, travel, corporate and home assistance for business and leisure travellers, expatriate workers and corporate clients.

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While speaking on the accreditation, Medical director and second-largest shareholder of Flying Doctors, Dr Jibayo Oyedele said that the accreditation was approved after a thorough physical audit by an international team and strict vetting by the IAG board.

“The aircrafts used by Flying Doctors are regulated by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, and the team of doctors from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN. But the team felt that in addition to local regulation, they were ready to take the exciting step to pursue international accreditation,” he said.

What this means: This IAG accreditation gives the company an even wider chance to deploy efficient and qualitative innovations in the air ambulance services sector.

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What you should know: The IAG, which was founded in 1992, is an international network that basically offers affiliates the opportunity to cover more of the assistance market through close collaboration with other partners and providers in the network.

Each company under the IAG can enhance its competitiveness without sacrificing independence, by playing the role of correspondents, exchanging assistance to position members for better business prospects.

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About Flying Doctors: Flying Doctors, West African’s first air ambulance service provider was founded by Dr Ola Brown but is currently being led by Dr Jibayo Oyedele, a senior acute medicine physician with over 30 years of medical practice.

The company delivers custom-made emergency healthcare to government, corporate clients and high-end individuals and families. It operates from its head office in Lagos and another office in Port Harcourt.

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