Mercy flight ferries human organs from Melaka to KL

MELAKA (Bernama): A mercy flight to ferry five cooler boxes of human organs for use by patients at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) was carried out from the Melaka International Airport (LTAM) here Sunday (Oct 17).

Melaka Fire and Rescue Department director Abu Bakar Katain said the Agusta AW189 helicopter which took off from LTAM at 2.36pm Sunday took about an hour to reach HKL.

"This mission used an air ambulance to speed up the delivery to save lives, ensure the integrity of the organs transferred and quality of the delivery,” he said in a statement here Sunday night.

He said the air ambulance was piloted by Deputy Fire Superintendent II Mohd Hasrizal Kamaruzzaman and assistant pilot Senior Assistant Fire Superintendent Safri Rambli from the Fire and Rescue Department's Subang Air Base. - Bernama

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