The Ministry of Health confirms that all helicopter accident personnel are safe

All victims of the helicopter incident that had to make an emergency landing in Cameron Highlands have been confirmed safe.

Five of them are employees of the Ministry of Health Malaysia (KKM) while one is the aircraft’s pilot.

Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar said, the incident involved the Flying Doctor Unit (FDU) of the Kinta District Health Office (PKD), Ipoh, Perak.

According to him, notification of the incident was received by Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom Hospital (HoSHKA), Cameron Highlands at 1.50pm from the Cameron Highlands District Police Headquarters (IPD).

“The incident involved a helicopter carrying FDU of PKD Kinta which made an emergency landing at 1pm near Brinchang, Cameron Highlands.

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“This team was on its way back to Ipoh after completing a regular visit to the Orang Asli village in Gua Musang, Kelantan,” he said in a statement.

The victims consisted of medical officers, assistant medical officers, health nurses, public health assistants and community nurses.

A team of members of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department had arrived at the scene of the incident as a first responder team. All the victims were then rescued.

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Khairy Jamaluddin said two medical teams led by an emergency medical expert were also moved to the scene from HoSHKA.

“All victims will be assessed first by the medical task force in the treatment zone when they are taken out of the crash site.

“The stable victims will be referred to Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB), Ipoh.

“For injured victims, they will first be stabilised at HoSHKA before being referred to HRPB, Ipoh,” he said.

by Rosli Mansor

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