BAF airlifts Covid-infected doctor to Dhaka

Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) flew Covid-19 infected physician Dr Jibesh Kumar of Bogura Medical College Hospital to Dhaka on Saturday.

Dr Jibesh was transferred on emergency by a BAF MI-171SH helicopter after deteriorating his physical condition, Assistant Director of Inter Services Public Relations Directorate Md Noor Islam said in a press release on Sunday.  

He was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital in Dhaka for better treatment.

The BAF has always been providing emergency air transport and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) assistance in aid to civil power to protect coronavirus and continuing various activities following the policy published by the government to affirm its commitment to meet all emergency needs in a professional manner. 

In line with this, the MEDEVAC, mission was carried out with the guidance of Chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh Air Force, according to the press release.