Four Orang Asli women airlifted to hospital for delivery
By: Patrick Beech
Four pregnant Orang Asli women from Gob Post in Gua Musang, Johor, were medically evacuated (Medevac) to a hospital by the FIre and Rescue Department's Air Wing recently.
The two flights, using the department's Augusta Westland AW139 helicopter were to carry the four women, who are in their full-term pregnancy.
According to the department's Subang air base public relations officer, Mohd Hasrizal Kamaruzzaman, the AW139 crew picked up the four pregnant patients who are due to deliver from the Gua Musang Hospital in Gob Post.
The patients are Zuhaili Liman, 29, Muna Rahim, 32, Rohani Adik, 34, Abok Along, 40, and they were accompanied by Anan Lebai, 24, Tuni Adik, 41, Suni Keton, 32, and Noraini Adi, 13.
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 Post Gob at 11.55am.
Mohd Hasrizal said the operation involved five crew members led by Senior Assistant Superintendent Mohd Zukhairee Zabidi assisted by Superintendent Faridullahamin Mohd Noh and three fire officers, Mohamad Noor Hanif Maliki, Fazril Antoni Benedick and Mackenzie Robert.