The Ministry of Health told about the salvation of more than 150 thousand people thanks to medical aviation

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The Ministry of Health told about the salvation of more than 150 thousand people thanks to medical aviation


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Thanks to the project for the development of air ambulance in Russia, more than 150 thousand lives have been saved; there are no analogues of this system in the world in terms of its coverage and accessibility. Andrei Plutnitsky, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, announced this to journalists on Thursday.

The program for the development of air ambulance has been implemented by the department since 2017, now it works in all regions except the Kaliningrad region, he said.

“During the implementation of the project for the development of air ambulance, more than 105,000 sorties were carried out, which made it possible to save the lives of more than 150,000 people, including more than 27,000 children,” Plutnitsky was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying.

The deputy head of the ministry pointed out that air ambulance operates around the clock and daily and is free for everyone who needs emergency assistance. In terms of coverage and accessibility for every citizen of the country, it has no analogues in the world, he shared. The actions of sanitation staff can save the lives of people, including newborns, pregnant women and the elderly with injuries and vascular problems.

Earlier, the Ministry of Health said that about 600,000 new cases of cancer are detected in the country every year, while the total number of patients is about four million people. The department recalled that since 2019, a federal project to combat oncology has been implemented in Russia, for which about one trillion rubles have been allocated in 2023.

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