Oil Search medevacs injured police officer

Oil Search has medevacked to Port Moresby the police officer who was injured in the ambush last week at Tokoyo Bridge in Hela Province.

Acting upon a request from the Hela Governor, Oil Search transferred the injured police officer, Constable James Kobol, from Tari to the Port Moresby General Hospital for much needed medical assistance.

With vast experience handling such circumstances, Oil Search health and aviation officers carefully mapped out a plan to transport Constable Kobol to Port Moresby.

Constable Kopil was airlifted from Tari Hospital on Oil Search helicopters to Moro where he was immediately transferred to an Oil Search chartered Link PNG flight to Port

Moresby. Upon arrival at Jackson’s Airport, Constable Kobol was greeted by Oil Search staff who arranged for a St John Ambulance to transport him to the Port Moresby General


“We were happy to assist Constable Kobol and take immediate action upon receiving a request from Hela Governor Philip Undialu” said Rick Loveridge, Oil Search Senior Vice

President, Medical and Health Services.

The Oil Search Aviation Team provided logistical air and land support for this medical evacuation while its Health Team were on hand to assess and assist with the patient’s

medical needs.

Oil Search has been providing health services through its mobile health clinics in very remote villages in the province. Apart from mobile clinics and hospital referrals, the

Company also helps with emergency medevacs such as in the case of Constable James Kobol.

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