In addition to the Polish troops fighting in Ghazni, Task Force White Eagle also has several medical units who are also doing good work:
“Doctors from Task Force White Eagle, along with their colleagues in Poland, are fighting to save the leg of a 22-year old Afghan woman who suffered severe burns.”
The woman was later flown to a burn center in Warsaw for specialized treatment.
“Treatment in Poland is the only way to save the threatened limb from amputation,” said Maj. Robert Brzozowski. “On FOB Ghazni it is not even possible to execute a culture from the wound. That makes it difficult to determine the type of bacteria that caused the infection and combating the infection is a primary concern for further specialist treatment. But most importantly, the Military Medical Institute Burn Treatment Center in Warsaw has vast experience in treating such difficult cases.”
The full article in Polish is here.
Meanwhile, a team of Polish doctors at FOB Warrior saved the life of a woman Polish soldiers found while on patrol. She was in an advanced stage of pregnancy and had been in labor for 24 hours but was unable to give birth. The Polish soldiers rushed her to the Warrior medical unit, where the doctors successfully delivered the baby and saved the mother’s life:
Full story here.
All pictures courtesy of Poland’s ISAF website.