Helicopter emergency medical service (HHMS) is a matter of civilizational reach, and only then the added value of tourism. Especially in the context of 2023, as well as the fact that Croatia has a large number of inhabited islands and rural areas. HHMS significantly increases the availability and quality of health care in Croatia for the local population, and thus we have added value through tourism, where over 20 million tourists visit us every year.
Croatia is a safe country and tourists recognize that. In addition to HGSS, we will now also have HHMS, which will certainly further position Croatia as a safe destination. Especially when we know that our tourism is mostly based on the summer months and family tourism.
With the ceremonial handing over of the signed Contract on Public Procurement of Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HHMS) in the Republic of Croatia and a test flight by helicopter from the Aviation Technical Center to the KB Dubrava heliport, we are close to establishing an Emergency Helicopter Medical Service in Croatia with a total value of 62,5 million euros.
"This is a significant step forward as part of the program of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, which after several decades is giving rise to this project of strategic importance for the public health system and the citizens and visitors of the Republic of Croatia.", said Minister of Health Vili Beroš at the ceremonial handover of the signed contracts and the test flight of the Emergency Helicopter Medical Service.
4 bases are planned: Rijak and Split and Zagreb and Osijek