RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army Medical contingent left for the earthquake- hit areas of Indonesia to conduct rescue and relief operations. The contingent ,along with a 75-bed field hospital, left for Java on Friday, on a PAF C-130 aircraft..
Lt Col Naseer Ahmed commands the field hospital, which comprises of women doctors, general duty doctors, female nurses and 49 paramedics.
The field hospital boasts of a mobile surgical unit, an operation theatre, X-ray units, an ultrasound set- up,a field laboratory, dental unit, an orthopaedic unit and ten tonnes of medicines. According to a spokesperson,the medical team is capable of treating 300 outdoor patients daily,- and will be deployed in the earthquake-hit area of central Indonesia in two phases, in liasion with another C-130 sortie leaving for Indonesia in a couple of days.