Chinese medical contingent to Mali treats MINUSMA civilian staff member

China Military Online
Li Jiayao
2023-11-27 17:58:53

By Liu Bin and Wang Xuechao

GAO, Mali, Nov. 27 -- In the early hours of November 22 in Mali, a civilian staff member from the helicopter unit of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) experienced sudden pain in the left side of his chest and was rushed to the Chinese Peacekeeping Level-2 hospital to MINUSMA for emergency treatment.

After arriving at the hospital, it was found that the civilian staff member had severe symptoms of myocardial infarction and an urgent intervention surgery was needed. However, the Level-2 hospital did not have the necessary facilities for the intervention surgery, so the hospital decided to establish a remote connection and seek assistance from the expert team in China. Under the remote guidance of the domestic expert team, the patient's symptoms gradually alleviated, and his overall condition began to improve after several hours of emergency treatment.

On November 25, a senior medical officer of the MINUSMA sent a special email, and highly praised the approach taken by the 10th Chinese contingent in utilizing remote connections with domestic expert teams to assist in the emergency treatment. The email also conveyed the sincere gratitude of the patient.

Since its deployment to the mission area, the 10th Chinese peacekeeping medical contingent to Mali has successfully established remote connections with domestic expert teams on multiple occasions and successfully treated more than 10 critical patients.

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