WAU, South Sudan, May 25 (ChinaMil) -- The 8th Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to South Sudan (Wau) received a request for help at 11:30 a.m. on May 22, local time. An officer of the Bangladesh peacekeeping infantry battalion suffered sudden severe chest pain during a long-distance patrol mission. The Bangladesh peacekeeping patrol taskforce stopped at a desolate and uninhabited place nearly 100 kilometers away from the UN City, and they did not have a specialist, the situation was very critical.
The Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment immediately sent cardiologist Liu Li to rush to the scene to rescue the Bangladeshi officer. On their way to the site, Liu Li learned the patient's medical history from Mohammed Sharfaraz Hyder, medical officer of the Bangladesh battalion.
They finally arrived at the scene two hours and a half later., Liu jumped out of the ambulance as soon as the vehicle stopped and wasted no time to examine the patient, who was in emotional tension and anxiety, accompanied with continuous chest pain, sweating, and vomiting every now and then.
Liu first auscultated the patient's heart and monitored his pulse and blood pressure. According to the result of the electrocardiograph examination and the patient's symptoms, and combining the patient's medical history, Liu diagnosed the chest pain was caused by gastrointestinal illness. After taking anti-acid medicines and inhaling oxygen, the patient's symptom started to relieve.
The patient was rushed to the Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment at 6 p.m. The Chinese peacekeeping doctors conducted examinations including electrocardiograph, blood, B-ultrasound and X-ray, further diagnosed the patient was suffered acute attack of stomach disease. After receiving intravenous drip of anti-acid medicines, the patient's condition was rapidly under control. Now, his symptoms like chest pain and vomiting have been remarkably relieved with stable vital signs.
This is the first time that the 8th Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment has performed a long-distance emergency rescue task since their deployment in the mission area.