How to obtain Radio Medical Advice?

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How to obtain Radio Medical Advice?

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Asked on August 11, 2020
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Radio medical advice is available free of charge to provide support in cases where an individual suffers either illness or an accident at sea. The advice is intended to supplement the first aid training of the vessel’s crew and the written guidance available, for example in the Ship Captain’s Medical Guide.
To obtain radio medical advice the master should first contact the nearest coast radio station or CIRM Italy.
Contact should first be made using VHF, MF, HF DSC or Inmarsat
Upon receiving the instructions from the doctor the evacuation shall be arranged.
In such a case Master might need to furnish further information.

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