Belarus' Emergencies Ministry gets helicopter medical module

Belarus' Emergencies Ministry gets helicopter medical module

It is designed to provide qualified medical assistance to the victims both on the scene and on board on the way to hospital.

The medical module, which the aviation of the emergencies ministry of Belarus has recently received, can save lots of lives.

Tadeush Kursevich, Head of the State Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Belarus:
At any time of the day or night, the helicopter has 30-minute readiness and can fly to any country, anywhere in Belarus.

This small suitcase accommodates ultra-modern special equipment for emergency assistance at the site of emergencies.

However, the battle for life can continue on board the aircraft on the way to hospital too.

The emergency box is designed for two patients and is equipped with artificial lung ventilation, monitoring and defibrillation systems, a portable six-channel electrocardiograph, as well as immobilization kits.

Elena Savko, chief specialist of the management of the medical care organization of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus:
A brigade was formed from the staff of the National Center for Emergency Medical Care. The brigade consists of a doctor and two paramedics. If necessary, the team can be strengthened by other specialists, depending on the need and the situation.

This practice is not born, but reborn. Sanitary aviation in Belarus appeared in early 1935. Back then planes and helicopters were directly the property of hospitals.

According to the archives of the Ministry of Health, from 1981 to 1985, aero-rescuers evacuated more than 8,000 people in different circumstances.