“First-aid kit to tundra”. Nomads of Yamalskiy district will be trained in skills of medical care
16:05 17 октября 2019
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The project by a medical volunteer from Yamalskiy district of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Ksenia Salinder “First-aid kit to tundra” won a grant of Rosmolodyozh (the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs) for 300 thousand rubles. The aim of the project is to train people living in tundra, as well as representatives of indigenous population to provide first aid.
“Such work is always significant. The majority of people living in tundra, in nomadic camps, live far from district centers. There is no medical officer in their nomadic camps or brigades. In some camps they work but not always. Probably, the main goal and task of our project is to extend as much as possible “the golden hour” of a person caught in a life-threatening situation, and allow him/her to wait for arrival of the air ambulance”, Ksenia Salinder, the author of the project, an activist from Yar-Sale, told a correspondent of the news agency “Sever-Press”.
Ksenia is the municipal coordinator of the All-Russian public movement “Medical Volunteers” in Yamalskiy district. Her team currently includes four headquarters from settlements of Yamalskiy district — about 40 people. These are both professional medical workers and schoolchildren-entrants, who want to try themselves in this vocation in the future. All of them, one way or another, will participate in seminars and master classes on teaching nomadic inhabitants of tundra to first aid skills.
The seminars will be organized within the upcoming Congress of hunters and reindeer herders in Yar-Salye in March-April 2020.
Now Ksenia Salinder and her team plan to attract additional funds to financing of “First-aid kit to tundra” in excess of ones provided to the project by Rosmolodyozh. According to the activist, the application of the volunteers from Yamal has already reached the semifinals of “Volunteers of Russia-2019”, but the final results of the contest are still unknown. In the future Ksenia Salinder hopes that holding of classes for tundra dwellers within her project can become annual.