IAF evacuates French nationals from Leh

NEW DELHI, Aug 17:
The India Air Force today conducted evacuation to transport the  two French nationals to Delhi from Leh.
Both foreigners Bresson Florance and her husband Christophe met with an accident near Leh in which Florance was critically injured.
The IAF move comes after the request from the French Embassy at New Delhi for immediate request to evacuate the patient to Chandigarh or Delhi.
The Air force launched a C-17 aircraft, on a routine sortie, from Chandigarh that landed at Leh with  the Patient Transfer Unit (a mobile ICU in itself) to which Florance was transferred. Simultaneously a  C-130 Hercules aircraft which was launched from Hindon and reached Leh and took off with the patient accompanied by her husband and other medicare personnel.
“The evacuation of the casualty was successfully completed at 0925 hrs when the IAF transport aircraft  landed at Palam with the patient. She was then transferred to a specialised hospital at New Delhi,” an IAF statement said. The Bresson Florence and her husband Christophe were on a road trip at Leh, on motorcycles when, in an accident the 50 year old French national lady was seriously injured.  She was immediately taken to an army hospital nearby and then shifted to SNM hospital at Leh where she was shifted to the ICU. Her condition was critical. Christophe suffered minor injuries. (UNI)