RMAF flies heart patient home to Kuching

Jarit arriving safely at Kuching Air Base with his wife and medical personnel. He was later taken to SGH to undergo rehabilitation treatment at the isolation ward.

KUCHING: A Sarawakian suffering from heart problems was flown here by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) from Subang Air Base on Friday (July 9).

Jarit Luyang, 62, safely underwent mechanical valve replacement surgery on Dec 29 last year at the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Kuala Lumpur.

He was referred to Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) to undergo rehabilitation treatment.

Boarding the RMAF’s A400M aircraft together with Jarit were his wife, two medical officers and a nurse.

They departed Subang Air Base at 6.58am and arrived safely at Kuching Air Base at 8.40am.

The aircraft was piloted by Maj Phanom Achuan and Maj Mohd Fitrie Idham Kamaruddin, assisted by co-pilot Capt Mohamad Ridhwan Yahaya.

With them were three loadmasters — Air Warrant Class II Hairy Kamis, Flight Sergeant Anuard Shariff Ahmad and Air Sergeant Mohd Nain Kamijan; two technicians — Air Sergeant Suhairey Narawi and Air Corporal Muhammad Azril Adha Razali.

RMAF said special flights such as this, enabled patients to seek treatment immediately. The service is subject to certain conditions, especially advice from medical officers.

Apart from that, the flight also transported food aid to the Federal Territory of Labuan.