When Pre-Hospital Ambulance Served Fatimah, Rohingya Refugee

Fatimah (27), a Rohingya refugee, was feeling tightness in her chest and nausea. Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s Pre-Hospital Ambulance responded by treating her, even referring her to one of the local hospitals.

The Pre-Hospital Ambulance team providing first aid to Fatimah. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, LHOKSEUMAWE – That day, Aksi Cepat Tanggap team was busy serving the Rohingya refugees at the building in which they are temporarily placed. Some of them were busy delivering meal packages to the Rohingyas at the former immigration building of Lhokseumawe. ACT’s humanitarian vehicles were also on standby to assist the refugees: The Pre-Hospital Ambulance, Humanity Food Truck and Humanity Water Truck.

Later that Tuesday (7/7), a Rohingya woman named Fatimah (27) was feeling unwell. She felt tightness in her chest and nausea.

Responding to Fatimah's complaint, ACT's medical team at the Pre-Hospital Ambulance and the volunteers on the location immediately took care of her. She was given oxygen as the first aid.

"We gave her oxygen and checked her conditions. We measured her blood pressure, pulse, and breathing,” said Melza from ACT's medical team.


The ACT Pre-Hospital Ambulance Team is bringing Fatimah into the hospital. (ACTNews)

After seeing that her condition had not improved, she was taken to Cut Meutia Hospital using the Pre-Hospital Ambulance. "Because our ambulance is SOP-compliant, it is often appointed to deliver patients to hospitals during emergency situations. Alhamdulillah, we took Fatimah to the hospital successfully,” explained Melza.

Arriving at the hospital, Fatimah was immediately given further medical treatments. Around 4 p.m. local time, Fatimah was discharged and taken back to the former immigration building.

"Alhamdulillah, after receiving treatments from the Pre-Hospital Ambulance team and Cut Meutia Hospital, Fatimah now looks slightly better. She can also continue her rest at the Rohingya camp at the former Lhokseumawe Immigration building," concluded Melza. []