Field Surgical Team begins working under US command

Exchange of hospitals' flags. Photo:CWO Ladislav S./ Ministry of Defense
+/- FONT:

Czech team was previously part of the French Military Hospital in Kabul

The Czech 11th Field Surgical Team (FST) serving at the Kabul International Airport Base in Afghanistan, in the NATO-led ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) operation, has now come under the command of the U.S. Field Military Hospital as of July, 1, 2014, the Czech Ministry of Defense said in a press release.

Czech surgeons and medics have been working at the French Military Hospital until the French relinquished at the end of June, and they now continue to be a part of newly established U.S. Field Military Hospital.

“The Czech team has served in this French hospital since 2011, and have contributed significantly to its medical activities,” the Commander of the ISAF International Joint Command, Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, who attended the changeover ceremony, said while praising the work of Czech surgeons and medical personnel.

“We have been cooperating with our American colleagues for the last two weeks, and from professional point of view, the changeover has not made much difference. Our work here will continue much the same way as before,” said Lieutenant Colonel Martin Oberreiter, Commander of the Czech FST. This comment was confirmed by smooth treatment and stabilization of a seriously wounded woman the night before the official handover ceremony.

“One of our American colleagues expressed his respect of the Czech team, minutes after the surgery and transportation of the gun-shot wounded woman to the Intensive Care Unit, operated by U.S. personnel, with the words: ‘Trial by fire!’ Both participating teams were satisfied with the condition of the patient during the post-surgery period,” added LTC Oberreiter.

The FST is part of the Czech ISAF Task Force, the Headquarters of which has been based in Kabul since 2009.

Press release provided by the Czech Ministry of Defense



Log in  \/ 
Register  \/ 

The BIG Stories

Zeman, Sobotka react to shooting down of Russian p...
24 Nov 2015 14:10 - Czech News Agency

Turkey has shot down a Russian Su-24 warplane after repeated warnings 

Just three northern white rhinos left in the world
23 Nov 2015 10:32 - Raymond Johnston

The death of Nola is San Diego means that three rhinos from a Czech zoo are now the entire species  [ ... ]

Karel Gott released from hospital
19 Nov 2015 10:00 - Czech News Agency

Treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma will continue 

Zeman: Opponents of migrants should not be branded...
17 Nov 2015 16:13 - Czech News Agency

Czech president spoke at a Bloc Against Islam on a Czech national holiday 

PM: Fear of terrorists must not turn against migra...
17 Nov 2015 12:05 - Czech News Agency

Sobotka spoke at a meeting to remember student victims of Nazi persecution 

Search for a word in the Macmillan Dictionaries Online simply by double-clicking on a word on the page.

The NEW Stuff

The company Imperial Karlovy Vary offers a high standard of spa, accommodation, dining and additional services in all its facilities.
Martin Konvička faces up to three years in prison for Facebook comments 
More inTravel  Czech News  EU News  Czech News