Practice Relating to Rule 25. Medical Personnel
Section B. Equipment of medical personnel with light individual weapons
Ecuador’s Naval Manual (1989) provides:
Possession of small arms for self-protection, for the protection of the wounded and sick, and for protection from marauders and others violating the law of armed conflict does not disqualify medical personnel from protected status. Medical personnel may not use such arms against enemy forces acting in conformity with the law of armed conflict.