GDF medevacs Region 7 woman in need of urgent medical attention

A Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) woman in need of urgent medical attention was medivacked to the city on Monday by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).
The GDF in a release said that in a swift response to an urgent medevac request, it successfully conducted a medical evacuation for a female resident of Kurutuku, Region Seven who required immediate medical attention.
According to the GDF, the extremely low water levels made travel by water challenging to the nearest health facility, which would have taken about two to three days under the current river condition in that area.

The Region Seven woman being medevacked by GDF ranks

Helicopter 8R-MIA was dispatched from Timehri to the Kurutuku area and returned at Base Camp Ayanganna at 13:05h, where a GDF ambulance was already on standby.
The woman was then transported to the ambulance and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital for the necessary medical treatment.
“This successful medevac operation highlights the crucial role of the GDF in supporting the nation’s security and humanitarian needs. The GDF remains dedicated to serving the people of Guyana and ensuring that even in the most challenging circumstances, critical support is available,” the GDF said on Monday.