Bomba Air Unit medevacs two Orang Asli patients to hospital in Gua Musang


GUA MUSANG: The Air Unit of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department conducted a medical evacuation (medevac) operation to transport two Orang Asli patients from Pos Balar and Pos Bihai, respectively, to Gua Musang Hospital for treatment, on Monday (May 27).

Bomba Subang Central Region public relations officer Assistant Fire Supt Mohd Rizzan Jefri said that the two patients were transported using the same aircraft, an Mi-17-IV, which departed from Subang, Selangor at 1.53pm.

"The crew arrived at Pos Balar at 2.55 pm to medevac Tiara Syakila Jamal, 11, who has been suffering from high fever, cough and fatigue for three days, before continuing the flight to Pos Bihai to pick up another patient, Empeng Peline Jon, 18, who suffered from stomachache, headache and fever for the past four days, at 3.15pm,” he said in a statement.

Mohd Rizzan said three crew members helped ferry the patients into the aircraft before the flight continued to the Gua Musang Fire and Rescue Station.

"The aircraft arrived at Gua Musang at 3.35pm and the two patients were taken to the hospital. The crew then departed for Subang at 6.10pm after completing the assignment,” he said. - Bernama

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