Chinese peacekeeping helicopter helps rescue sick Pakistani peacekeeper

China Military Online
Chen Zhuo
2019-04-08 16:03:36

China’s second peacekeeping helicopter contingent to Darfur, Sudan sends a MI-171 helicopter to transport a wounded Senegalese soldier on October 13, 2018.

AL FASHIR, SUDAN, Apr. 8 (ChinaMil) --- China’s second peacekeeping helicopter contingent to Darfur, Sudan, assisted in the rescue of a sick Pakistani peacekeeping soldier on April 5, 2019. This has been the third emergency medical rescue mission of this contingent since its deployment.

On the morning of April 5, the Operations Room of the helicopter contingent received a call from the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), asking for a helicopter to transport a Pakistani peacekeeper who was suspected to have a heart attack from Kebkabiya to Al Fashir. The contingent took action without delay and fulfilled the transportation safely to Al Fashir three hours later, where the patient was transferred by a UN airplane to Khartoum for further treatment.

“We’re grateful for the kind assistance from the Chinese helicopter contingent. The outstanding performance of the rescue crew bought us time to relieve the pain and save the patient’s life.” After the mission, accompanying Pakistani doctors shook hands with the Chinese crew members one by one to express their gratitude.

Since its deployment in Darfur, Sudan, China’s second peacekeeping helicopter detachment has carried out several emergency rescue missions and received high acclaims from the UNAMID, the peers from other countries, and the Sudanese government and people.


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