Practice Relating to Rule 25. Medical Personnel
Chad’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states that medical personnel are protected: “[They] may not take part in hostilities and may not be attacked” but “may lose their protection if they take part in the fighting”.
The manual also states: “An enemy nurse or doctor who is taken captive may continue to treat the wounded who were under his or her care in the field.”
The manual further states that attacking medical personnel is a war crime.
Chad’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states:
Medical personnel may carry light weapons for their own personal protection. Medical establishments and means of transport may be guarded by a person on guard duty, sentries or an escort, who are not, however, entitled to oppose the capture of the medical establishment or means of transport. They must bear distinctive signs.