Rostec’s Air Ambulance has Saved a South Korean Citizen

Rostec’s Air Ambulance has Saved a South Korean Citizen

Rostec’s National Air Ambulance Service (NAAS) has saved a South Korean citizen off the coast of Chukotka. A man felt bad during fishing operations. Thanks to the air ambulance, the sailor was promptly taken to the hospital. 

A request for transportation of the patient from Carolina 777 fishing boat was received by the regional hospital on Chukotka. Due to the remoteness of the ship from the coast, the hospital had to call an air ambulance. An air ambulance helicopter departed from Anadyr airport and arrived in 40 minutes. The ambulance crew detected stroke with the patient. 

“Fishing fleet voyages last from 4 to 10 months. Sailors are completely isolated from shore during this time. Any accident requiring hospitalization may end tragically without our assistance. For stroke, there is a “golden hour” rule when a patient can be saved. This time, despite the problems associated with the fact that the boat was in the border territory, we successfully performed the rescue operations within a short time. The South Korean citizen was promptly taken to the hospital in Beringovsky village,” said Pavel Eroshkin, Deputy General Director of NAAS Operations Management. 

Rostec’s National Air Ambulance Service saves more than 11 000 people annually, including about 2 000 children. Patients with strokes, heart attacks, severe injuries, road traffic victims, women with pathological pregnancies, children and neonates are the main patients of the air ambulance.