Medical helicopters in Moscow will go on round the clock duty

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in Photobacterium of the center of emergency medical care. Archival photoMedical helicopters in Moscow will go on round the clock duty© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

Medevac helicopters of the Moscow aviation centre (MATZ) Wednesday will be on duty around the clock, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the MATS.

Medical helicopters in Moscow will go on round the clock duty© RIA Novosti / Vera Costumeparty Evacuation: as doctors and pilots save the children North»in the past round the clock service carried only fire helicopter, now and medical will be in constant readiness for departure at the airport’s «Ostafyevo» — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, for the first time, in Moscow round-the-clock sanitary helicopters began in June to ensure the world Cup. At the end of the championship was scheduled to be back to day shift, but due to the large number of departures, it was decided to continue the night shift on a permanent basis.

«The helicopters can fly to the farthest point of the capital, including the territory of the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas in just 7-15 minutes. In MATZ is five helicopters ВК117С-2 in medical equipment. Medevac helicopters urgently fly to different challenges: accidents, heart attacks, falling, convulsive state,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

Each of the air Board were two pilots and three paramedics. The helicopters are equipped with ventilators and defibrillators.

Medical helicopters began work in 2009, they make an average of 10 departures per day. During this time, with their help, has saved over 5 thousand people.

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