Institution: Oil and Gas Company

Country: Nigeria

Staff Strength: >3000

Type of injury: Severe 3rd degree burns


A contractor at a large oil and gas firm was injured during an accidental explosion. He had third degree burns to his torso.

The incident took place in the Eastern part of Nigeria.

He was immediately transferred to South Africa with his wife by air ambulance. Our specialist team of anaesthetists were able to intubate him and ventilate him throughout the journey successfully.

On arrival in South Africa, he was admitted to one of our partner hospitals and his wife received accommodation next to the hospital under our medevac cover plan.

After nearly 6 months in hospital his bill was almost $1m which was paid in full by our company.

He returned to Nigeria a year after the injury.

About Flying Doctors Nigeria Air Ambulance

The Flying Doctors Nigeria Air Ambulance is one of Africa’s leading air ambulance firms; concentrating on West and Central Africa.

We have air ambulance planes and helicopters that provide services globally.

To reduce evacuation cost, we also retail our medevac cover product.

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