MAB Kargo has flown its third humanitarian relief mission for the Rohingya refugees with 50 tonnes of aid carried onboard its A330-200 Freighter bound for Chittagong, to set up a Malaysian field hospital at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The medical equipment included supplies for emergencies and resuscitation, surgery, anaesthetics and intensive care unit treatment, orthopaedic procedures, labour room, basic neonatal care, paediatrics and preventive medication, as well as medical supplies for three months.
The cargo carrier said safety measures were also taken during the delivery process as part of the cargo was a sensitive medical device. “Our security team also ensures the packing and declaration of the items in line with the set guidelines,” said MAB Kargo chief executive officer, Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi.
“MAB Kargo is honored to be honored to work together to deliver the mission to deliver life and medical relief to the needy,” he said in a statement. “Knowing that our aircraft is flying life-saving equipment and medication for those truly in need is a humbling feeling. Part of our corporate social responsibility programme is to give back to the community in need and this flight is exactly about that.”
Malaysia Field Hospital chief technical planner, Colonel Dr Mohd Arshil bin Moideen added: “The whole process of planning, training and coordinating is done by the Malaysian Armed Forces, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the help of various local NGOs.
“It is great that the corporate sector is also involved. MAB Kargo’s CSR contribution via the logistics support is very much appreciated.”
The Malaysian Ministry of Health added in a statement that it was committed to providing healthcare services for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, saying: “MOH applauds the effort undertaken by MAB Kargo in transporting medical equipment and supplies to the Field Hospital to be set up by Ministry of Defense and MOH in Bangladesh today.”