LABUAN – The Labuan Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) made a mercy ‘sailing’ operation to save an elderly patient, involved in an accident to undergo an emergency surgery in Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Kota Kinabalu Friday night.
Zainuddin Abdullah, 70, was carried on a stretcher into the high-powered boat at about 10.50 pm to Menumbok, Sabah before he was transported directly to the hospital by a waiting ambulance.
Labuan MMEA received a distress call from Labuan Nucleus Hospital at about 9pm and immediately responded, said its enforcement chief, Capt Che Adnan Md Isa.
He said Labuan was always involved in providing boat ambulance to ferry critically ill patients from the duty-free island to the hospital in the mainland of Sabah.
“We are always prepared to carry out mercy operation for critically ill patients and it is MMEA’s social services. If the sea condition is fine, the transfer should be smoothly done,” he said. – BERNAMA