IDF Soldiers Save Life of Arab Infant (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Rachel Hirshfeld 04/24/12)
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An increasing number of Arabs living in the Binyamin region of Israel
have been turning to a local IDF post for emergency medical care, the
Israeli army reported on Monday.
On Sunday night, a young Arab woman arrived at the post with her 12-
day-old infant, who was suffering from severe breathing difficulty.
The IDF Home Front Command soldiers stationed in the area treated and
stabilized the baby. They then called an emergency ambulance that
evacuating the infant to a nearby hospital in Ramallah.
"The baby was suffering from severe breathing difficulty and was
simultaneously vomiting," explained the battalion doctor, Cpt. Dr.
Michael Findler. "We provided her with initial medical care and
succeeded in stabilizing her condition."
Commanders in the Binyamin Regional Brigade explained that Arabs
living in the region know that when they are in need of medical
assistance, the Israeli army will provide them with the care and
treatment they are seeking. "Every Palestinian in the region knows
there is an IDF post permanently stationed here that will provide
aid," said Cpt. Dr. Findler. "Such incidents have become commonplace."
Over the past two weeks, the battalion stationed at the post treated
three similar cases of emergency medical care, noted the IDF.
"Last time one of our paramedics treated a Palestinian girl suffering
from meningitis, and in another incident I treated a jaundice patient
that arrived with a severe cerebral hemorrhage," explained the
battalion doctor. "In both cases the patients were evacuated for
additional medical care at Israeli hospitals." (IsraelNationalNews ©
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