Practice Relating to Rule 25. Medical Personnel
Madagascar’s Military Manual (1994) defines medical personnel as “those exclusively assigned to medical units and medical transports” whether military or civilian. Their tasks consist in “the search for, collection, transportation, diagnosis or treatment of the wounded, sick, and shipwrecked, or the prevention of disease”.
The manual states: “Specifically protected persons may not participate directly in hostilities and may not be attacked. They shall be allowed to perform their tasks, when the tactical situation permits.” Such persons include military and civilian medical personnel.