Polish Military Contingent in Afghanistan – medical actions within 5th and 6th rotation, own experience of military service in FOB Warrior
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Oddział Anestezjologii, 7. Szpital Marynarki Wojennej w Gdańsku; kierownik: kmdr lek. Maciej Lange
Publication date: 2017-10-02
LW 2017;95(4):389-396
Arab countries are characterized by a specific geopolitical situation and numerous conflicts that have both external and internal determinants. Polish military joined the forces to stabilize the situation in Afghanistan in March 2002 at the invitation of the American authorities, joining the Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Within following rotations of the Polish Army in Afghanistan, a variable number of soldiers participated in the mission (from approximately 200 to over 2000). Since the beginning of the mission in Afghanistan, Polish soldiers were supported by medical personnel who was on duty 24 hours a day. The tasks of the medical services were first of all: prevention of injuries and illnesses and their therapy, providing drugs and medical supplies, coordination of medical evacuation at all levels and training. The medical activities concerned both Polish Army and Afghan population – both civilians and official forces (policemen, soldiers). In the FOB Warrior, approximately 10–20 people were assisted daily. Among the war injuries dominated: post‑explosion, shrapnel and gunshot wounds. Medical forces were involved in all activities of the Polish Military Contingent with continuous on‑duty support, providing medical assistance to 361 Polish soldiers.
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