In pictures: Nine Omanis airlifted from Saudi airport
February 20, 2018 | 3:26 PM
by Times News Service
Photo: Ministry of Health

Muscat: Nine Omani nationals, including two critically injured accident victims, were airlifted by the Royal Air Force from Al Ihsan Airport in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Health’s Emergency Management Centre had recently dispatched a medical team to Saudi Arabia to repatriate Omani citizens critically injured in traffic accidents in Riyadh.

“Two patients, in addition to seven of their family members, were airlifted by the Royal Air Force of Oman accompanied by the national medical team,” the Ministry of Health reported.

“The ministry coordinated with the Royal Hospital and Khoula hospital to provide equipment for the transfer and reception of the patients,” it added.

The effort was launched in collaboration with the Royal Air Force of Oman and the Embassy of the Sultanate in Saudi Arabia. The medical team consisted of doctors and nurses from the Royal, Khoula, Sohar and Rustaq Hospitals.

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