Mercy flight: Fire and Rescue Dept airlifts four Orang Asli women to hospital

GUA MUSANG: The Air Unit of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department conducted a medical evacuation (medevac) to send four pregnant Orang Asli women from Pos Gob, near here, to a hospital on Thursday (Feb 9).

The department’s Subang air base public relations officer Mohd Hasrizal Kamaruzzaman said two flights via the Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter were conducted to carry the four women, who are in their full-term pregnancy.

“The AW139 crew was assigned to pick up the four pregnant patients who are due to deliver to the Gua Musang Hospital from Pos Gob.

“The patients are Zuhaili Liman, 29; Muna Rahim, 32; Rohani Adik, 34; and Abok Along, 40; who were accompanied by Anan Lebai, 24; Tuni Adik, 41; Suni Keton, 32; and Noraini Adi, 13; respectively,” he said in a statement Friday (Feb 10).

According to Mohd Hasrizal, the helicopter left Subang at 10.40am and arrived at the Gua Musang fire and rescue station at 11.48am to pick up two nurses before departing for Pos Gob at 11.55am.

He said the operation involved five crew members led by Senior Asst Supt Mohd Zukhairee Zabidi assisted by Supt Faridullahamin Mohd Noh and three fire officers, Mohamad Noor Hanif Maliki, Fazril Antoni Benedick and Mackenzie Robert. – Bernama