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Alexander Partin: "Sanitary aviation in Primorye is a vital necessity"

The development of the sanitary aviation system in Primorye will ensure the availability of timely and high-quality specialized medical assistance to residents of remote and hard-to-reach areas, saving them life and health. This is sure head physician of the regional center of medicine of catastrophes Alexander Partin.

Specialists of this health unit regularly come to the aid of Primorye residents in critical situations. Partin believes that the creation of a sanitary aviation system in the province plays an important role.

“We will be able to promptly provide emergency medical advice to residents, bypassing intermediate stages, provide emergency assistance to victims of road accidents. We will be able to provide primary health care to residents of hard-to-reach and remote areas, ”concluded Alexander Partin.

To date, two helicopters for medical aviation have already been purchased in Primorye. They will arrive in the region in December. This was announced by Vitaly Yushin, director of KSUAP Plastun Avia, during an online conference on the primorsky.ru website.

According to the terms of reference, helicopters have the ability to accommodate five passengers or one patient on a stretcher and at least two ambulance doctors accompanying him. Helicopter engine power is no less than 670 horsepower, and the maximum take-off weight is up to 2 kilograms. The flight range is at least 900 kilometers, the outdoor temperature range is from -600 to +40 degrees.

To perform landing on unprepared platforms, helicopters are equipped with a skid-type chassis. They are also equipped with equipment for transportation of patients on stretchers.

Ambulance helicopters in Primorye will have two bases - in the south and in the north of the region.

Acquisition of sanitary helicopters is included in the program of modernization of the regional public health services and purchased by order of the Governor of Primorye, Vladimir Miklushevsky. It is estimated that one such aircraft saves annually 200 lives.

“Doctors know what the“ golden hour ”is, when every second is important to save life - help should be provided as quickly as possible,” the head of the region said.

With the help of helicopters, people can quickly deliver to one of 11 specialized medical centers located in various municipalities.

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