• O.G. Wright

Have Your Kids Checked If They Are Medically Fit To Fly By Air


From now on, children with respiratory related issues can be checked first in a UAE-based clinic if they are fit to board a plane.


Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital announced that its Pulmonology Center will offer the Hypoxic Challenge Test (HCT) and High Altitude Simulation Test (HAST).


These tests are first in the region and deem to enhance safety for children with lung diseases when travelling by air.


Some kids with these issues put themselves at risk when they travel by air.


According to a gulfnews.com report, the tests are required and advisable for premature babies kept on oxygen in NICU, children with chronic respiratory conditions that required oxygen in the past six months, cystic fibrosis and muscular weakness among other illnesses.

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