French Surgeon General thanks to Czechs

Autor: Oldrich Holecek

Surgeon General of the French Military Health Service General Gerard Nedellec appreciates work of Czech surgeons and medics on ISAF allied operation in Afghanistan.

Czech Military Surgeon General Colonel Bozetech Jurenka has received the Letter of Appreciation from Surgeon General of the French Military Health Service General Gerard Nedellec expressing thanks for perfect work of Czech surgeons and medical personnel deployed in Afghanistan.

Members of the 3rd Czech Surgical Team headed by Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Michal Plodr decisively contributed to saving lives of wounded French soldiers, who were transported to the French Military Hospital at the Kabul International Airport on 20 January 2012.

In the aftermath of the incident, in which four French soldiers died, the air medical evacuation service transported 12 wounded soldiers to the hospital. "The four of them were seriously injured,“ says LTC Plodr adding that “the MASCAL (mass-casualty situation) signal was immediately declared to activate as much as medical personnel available. The Czech team contributed to treatment of two the most serioiusly injured soldiers. It was about gunshot wounds in body cavities and lower limbs.“ After the successful surgery, the patients were transported home to France.

The 11-member 3rd Czech Surgical Team served with the ROLE 3 level French Military Hospital at the KAIA from October 2011 to the end of January 2012.

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Posted: February 5, 2012