ISF aero medical evacuation of woman from Maliana
29 December 2011
The International Stabilisation Force (ISF) has conducted an Aero Medical Evacuation of a nun from Maliana, in the Bobonara district of East Timor.
An ISF-contracted helicopter flew to Maliana on Tuesday, 27 December, and evacuated the woman to Dili. A civilian ambulance was waiting for the helicopter to return and transferred the woman to Dili National Hospital.
The request for assistance was made by the President of East Timor, His Excellency Dr Jose Ramos-Horta.
Commander ISF, Colonel Luke Foster, said the ISF was ready and able to respond to urgent calls for assistance.
"Where possible, the ISF is prepared for and willing to assist in times of unforseen emergencies.” Colonel Foster said.
“I am pleased the medical evacuation went well and our thoughts and prayers are with the woman and her family.”
The ISF is in East Timor to support local security forces in maintaining a stable and secure environment at the invitation of the Government of Timor-Leste.
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