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di·ver·sion

(di-vĕr'zhŭn)
1. The process of rerouting an ambulance to a facility other than the closest appropriate facility.
2. To create or bypass in the body.
Compare: shunt

diversion

(dĭ-vĕr′zhŭn)
1. In hospital management, the routing of patients away from one facility to others, usually because the first institution is inaccessible, overcrowded, or understaffed.
2. In surgery, the redirection of the normal flow of body contents from one organ to another.
3. The illicit use of a controlled substance for a purpose other than that which was intended by its prescriber.
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PM further wrote, 'I want to warn the international community that the indian leadership will in all probability attempt a false flag operation to divert attention from its massive human rights violations and the unleashing of a reign of terror in IOK.
The Royal College of Paramedics has previously expressed concern about divert orders, saying they are significant cause of delays in reaching ill and injured patients.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Abu Dhabi-based carrier said the aircraft was diverted safely to Kuwait where a medical team was present to assist him.
Road users will be required to travel directly south and perform a U-turn at the roundabout near Logistics Village before heading right towards the diverted section of Al Kassarat Street.
Hermes Airports spokesman Adamos Aspris confirmed that "an aircraft on a transatlantic flight was diverted and landed at Paphos Airport as a precaution", CNA said.
In this instance, the decision to divert was easy: a divert field was relatively close and I wasn't running out of fuel.
A straight edge or level should be used to ensure proper alignment of the divert bank.
It will eventually divert more than 34,000 tonnes of food store waste away from landfill every year, which will be re-cycled, re-used, turned into energy or sold on.
A private jet diverted to Shannon yesterday while on Saturday night a transatlantic passenger flight diverted to Dublin - both with ill passengers.
However, some passengers alleged the flight was diverted to enable a Jammu and Kashmir minister reach Ajmer for the annual urs at the tomb of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.
The captain diverted the Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft to Exeter where it landed safely.
In a six-month period, hospitals in the West Midlands ordered a "divert" on more than 450 occasions, closing A& E units to all 999 arrivals for hours at a time.