Repatriation of Crew Member of Seychelles Coast Guard Ship After Treatment at Indian Naval Hospital

April 22, 2022 Photo(s): By Indian Navy

Post treatment at INHS Sanjivani in Kochi, after medical evacuation by Indian Navy from sea, the woman crew member of the Seychelles Coast Guard Ship (SCGS) Zoroaster has departed for Seychelles after full recovery.

On April 14, 2022, the SCGS Zoroaster, which was transiting from Kochi to Seychelles under the escort of INS Sharda under Southern Naval Command, reported that a crew member was experiencing abdominal pain. The medical officer onboard the IN ship was transferred by boat for an initial medical examination. Once the crew's condition was stabilised, she was brought to INS Sharda for additional medical care.Subsequently, an Indian Navy Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) with one Women Medical Officer (for inflight management) carried out medical evacuation of the patient from INS Sharda operating off Minicoy to INHS Sanjivani (Naval Hospital) for further treatment.

The patient was discharged from INHS Sanjivani after a complete recovery on April 21, 2022. SCGS Zoroaster had earlier participated in the Multilateral exercise MILAN-22 at Vishakhapatnam, and subsequently paid a goodwill visit to Kochi from April 11-13, 2022.

The Medical Evacuation from mid sea has further enhanced the bilateral relations between the two countries. The Chief of Naval Staff of Indian Navy Admiral R. Hari Kumar is presently on a visit to Seychelles from April 21-23, 2022 to further cement the ties between India and Seychelles.