More than 50 ambulances will be on duty in Moscow on Epiphany

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Kondratuka in fotomasterskie prepare the font to the feast of the Epiphany on lake SmolinoMore than 50 ambulances will be on duty in Moscow on Epiphany© RIA Novosti / Alexander Kondratuka the image Bank

More than 50 ambulances will be on duty in Moscow at the time of Baptism, according to the press service of the Ministry of health of the region.

«Only in the night from 18 to 19 January, during the Epiphany bathing in Moscow will be on duty, 51 ambulance, equipped with medical equipment and means for heating the victims,» — said the head of Department Dmitry Markov, quoted by the press service.

As noted in the Ministry of health, doctors will ensure the security of citizens from 22.00 to 02.00. The Ministry recalled that it is not necessary to dip into the cold water for people with diseases of cardiovascular system and kidneys with ENT diseases, diabetes. Participants in such activities, it is important to remember that when it detects the first symptoms of frostbite should immediately seek medical help.

Earlier it was reported that according to the MOE in Moscow and Moscow region in Epiphany bathing will be attended by more than 220 thousand people. For this equip more than 330 sites, including 99 — open water. Security will be involved more than 1,7 thousand rescuers and more than 320 units of special equipment, including 16 air-cushion vessels.

The day of Epiphany Orthodox Christians celebrate on January 19. Baptism along with Easter is the oldest Christian holidays in Russia are traditionally accompanied by mass bathing in the icy water to consecrate the hole.