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Vector of Development of Sanitary Aviation in the Republic of Dagestan: History and Modernity, to the 85th Anniversary of Dagestan Sanitary Aviation Service

Daniyalova N.D.1, Kuraev N.Sh. 2, Kurbanov K.M. 2

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1 Dagestan State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Makhachkala, Russian Federation

2 Dagestan Center for Disaster Medicine, Makhachkala, Russian Federation

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Summary. The history of creation (1938) and formation of sanitary aviation service in the Republic of Dagestan is presented. The problems faced by the pioneers and enthusiasts of “winged ambulance” are considered. The priority of this branch in the structure of emergency medicine of Dagestan, a significant part (25.5 thousand km2) of which territory is occupied by mountains, is noted. It is concluded that the urgency of the problem of further development of air ambulance in Dagestan is conditioned by its priority and efficiency in the structure of emergency medicine, as it allows to promptly provide patients from hard-to-reach areas with differentiated specialized medical care in multidisciplinary hospitals.

Keywords: air medical teams, airplanes, Dagestan Center for Disaster Medicine, helicopters, helipads, Republic of Dagestan, road accidents, Covid-19 pandemic, sanitary aviation, sanitary aviation points, sanitary aviation tasks

Conflict of interest. The authors declare no conflict of interest

For citation: Daniyalova N.D., Kuraev N.Sh., Kurbanov K.M. Vector of Development of Sanitary Aviation in the Republic of Dagestan: History and Modernity, to the 85th Anniversary of Dagestan Sanitary Aviation Service. Meditsina Katastrof = Disaster Medicine. 2023;4:53-56 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.33266/2070-1004-2023-4-53-56



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The material was received 25.07.23; the article after peer review procedure 30.10.23; the Editorial Board accepted the article for publication 22.12.23