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Photo by D. Grishkin. Press Service of the Mayor and the Moscow Government
Thanks to the work of the center’s specialists, more than 280 patients of Moscow hospitals received prompt assistance, about 40 of them are children.
Almost every day this year, a helicopter with doctors Scientific and Practical Center for Emergency Medical Aid (CEMP) flew out to help patients. Even with a difficult epidemiological situation, the center continued to provide medical services in full, including when the use of air ambulance helicopters was required.
“Every month the doctors of the CEMP make dozens of flights: starting with the evacuation of victims in road accidents and ending with the delivery of patients with heart attacks and strokes to hospitals in Moscow. In almost every such situation, the count goes by the minute. Aviation medical teams work very efficiently: in more than 65 percent of cases, no more than 15 minutes pass from the moment the dispatcher receives a call to the helicopter’s departure, ”said Sergei Gumenyuk, Deputy Director of the Emergency Medical Center.
This year, thanks to the work of CEMP specialists, more than 280 people, including about 40 children, received timely qualified assistance in Moscow hospitals. In half of the cases, care was provided to patients with a heart attack or stroke. They were urgently delivered to one of the hospitals included in the heart attack and stroke networks of the capital.
Today, round-the-clock duty of helicopters is organized in three medical institutions: in the children’s city clinical hospital named after Z.A. Bashlyaeva and two adult hospitals – in the city clinical hospital named after S.S. Yudin and Hospital No. 15 named after OM. Filatov.
In addition, participation in various events related to the spread of COVID-19 has become an important area of work for the employees of the Emergency Medical Center.
Among the first, they formed special teams that were on duty at airports and train stations, as well as on trains, examining all those arriving from epidemiologically unfavorable regions and countries: they measured the temperature, filled out documentation, and, if necessary, provided hospitalization to specialized medical organizations.
At the same time, scientific work continued. The author’s team of the center has developed and implemented the project “Improvement and implementation of the skills of providing first aid to the population of the metropolis.”
In total, over a thousand people underwent training under the project. Most of the students were school teachers teaching the basics of life safety. This project was highly appreciated by the jury of the XVIII Moscow Prize in the field of medicine, becoming one of its six laureates.
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