RMAF conducts mercy flight for two babies from Sarawak to KL for heart operation

Seen are Faaed (left) and Ting (right) being carried by their mothers while exiting the aircraft upon their arrival at Subang Airbase, this afternoon (Feb 1, 2021).

KUCHING, Feb 1: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) flew two Sarawakian babies from Kuching to to Kuala Lumpur today to undergo medical treatment at the National Heart Institute (IJN).

According to RMAF in a press statement, the two babies were accompanied by their mothers, together with medical officer Dr Nurul Ashikin Rosli. The flight departed from Kuching at 1.36pm and landed safely at the Subang Airbase at 3.39pm.

“Both patients, Faaed Faizal and Dollyin Ting Xiang Ling, were brought to the IJN using ambulance directly upon their arrival,” it said.

The statement noted, Faaed, a two-year-old baby boy, had severe mitral regurgitation on non-invasive ventilation, while the two-month-old baby girl, Dollyn had large ventricular septal defect, severe coarctation of aorta.

“This shows that RMAF is concerned and committed in fulfilling its social responsibilities, and is always ready to operate its assets at any needed time,” the statement added.


The two babies were airlifted using a C130H aircraft from Squadron No. 20 based at the Subang Airbase, piloted by RMAF Major Mohd Aliff Samsuddin, accompanied by assistant pilot Captain Muhammad Nursaidi Mohd Dzali, together with RMAF aviation engineer Major Mohd Helmee Mostapa, RMAF navigator Captain Sazmil Nor Azman, as well as three other loadmasters, namely Warrant Officer II U Jonas Gama, Sargent U Muhammad Zairizuan Zainuddin and Sargent U Mohd Hanif Hashin, including Flight Sargent (W) Kiranjit Kaur Jagir Singh. — DayakDaily