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NAF Trains Flight Nurses, Configures C-130H Aircraft To Airlift Wounded Soldiers

Chief of Air Employees, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, inspects some amenities of the Power on the Nnamdi Azikwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja. Credit score: NAF


The Nigerian Air Power (NAF) has performed coaching for a few of its flight nurses and aircrew to construct their capability for airlifting wounded troopers from battlefields.

This in response to the NAF is for the efficient and environment friendly conduct of aeromedical evacuation missions to airlift wounded troopers from numerous theatres of operation to applicable remedy amenities.

The NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola who made the announcement in an announcement on Thursday stated that the coaching is geared toward enhancing the data of the aircrew.

He famous that it will allow them to make sure that wounded personnel are stabilized and offered vital life assist from level of enplaning till they arrive on the vacation spot facility.

He added that the NAF C-130H plane has been configured to hold specialised stretchers for the sufferers together with vital life assist gear, together with affected person screens and ventilators.

The week-long coaching which ended on Thursday, April 23, was held at Nnamdi Azikwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja utilizing the C-130H plane.

The Chief of the Air Employees (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar who was additionally on floor expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the coaching and simulation train.

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In keeping with him, it aptly depicted what was anticipated of flight nurses and different crew members whereas conducting aeromedical evacuation of wounded troopers from the battlefield to the areas of designated medical amenities.

He famous that the aptitude, which would scale back the chance to wounded personnel and improve their probabilities of survival, may be deployed for the emergency motion of COVID-19 sufferers if that’s the case required.

The CAS disclosed that the NAF had, over the previous 4 and half years, made concerted efforts to construct the capability of its Medical personnel to not solely guarantee the supply of qualitative healthcare providers to personnel and their households but in addition to make sure efficient take care of personnel wounded in motion.

To this finish, NAF trauma/emergency care groups had been arrange in all theatres of operation. He famous that this has helped to spice up morale and combating spirit of the personnel.

Air Marshal Abubakar, subsequently, counseled the Air Officer Commanding Mobility Command in addition to the Chief of Medical Companies and the Commander of the 301 Heavy Airlift Group for his or her efforts in guaranteeing the efficient conduct of the coaching in addition to the configuration of the C-130H.

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