How a NATO Helicopter Helps Save a Newborn Baby

How a NATO Helicopter Helps Save a Newborn Baby
How a NATO Helicopter Helps Save a Newborn Baby

A helicopter assigned to NATO’s Kosovo Force (KFOR) peacekeeping operation has performed an emergency medical evacuation of a newborn baby boy from a hospital in Pristina to a hospital in Belgrade.

The child was born in Gracanica with a serious heart infection that quickly spread to his lungs. KFOR first helped bring it to the Kosovo University Clinical Center in Pristina, where doctors managed to stabilize the young patient.

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Following a request by the child’s family to continue treatment at a Belgrade hospital, a U.S. helicopter MEDEVAC UH 60 of MNBG- E (Multinational Battle Group – East) carried out the medical evacuation on Monday (21 November).

According to NATO, the emergency operation was made possible by the swift cooperation between the Serbian authorities and KFOR.

NATO-led operation KFOR continues to contribute to a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement, working in close cooperation with the local authorities and with the European Union.

Photo courtesy: NATO

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