The air medical service of Yamal is celebrating its 65th anniversary
9:38 9 декабря 2014
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The air medical service of Yamal is celebrating its 65th anniversary. The first station was opened in 1949 at Salekhard regional hospital and rendered only urgent medical help.
A mobile brigade of physicians was made 4 years later for planned medical examination of fishermen and reindeer herders. Medical tasks were fulfilled by aircrafts An-2.
Today there are 4 territorial subdivisions of the air medical service in the structure of urgent and planned-consultative help. Patients are transported by helicopters.
Last year physicians of the air medical service delivered 4779 patients from hard-to-reach districts to regional hospitals, more than 3700 of them – urgently. 3120 inhabitants of remote settlements and nomadic camps were transported after medical treatment to places of their residence. Majority of flights, as physicians of brigades of the air medical service note, are connected with diseases of children. More than 60 percent of all calls are received from tundra.
According to the information given to a correspondent of IA «Sever-Press» in the press-service of the department of health protection, last year medical employees flew about 4200 hours, since the beginning of this year – 3750 hours.
The honored physician of the Russian Federation, a non-staff chief specialist on the air medical service at the department of health protection of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Vladimir Brodsky is the head of the service during 10 years.