Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

08/28/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/28/2020 08:39

Military doctors from six countries of the world provide emergency assistance to conditionally wounded on the battlefield as part of the Games 2020 in Uzbekistan

28.08.2020 (17:15)

Medical personnel of the armies of Russia, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Tajikistan, Vietnam and Palestine compete in the ability to provide assistance to the wounded in combat conditions. Contestants demonstrate special training skills, go through an obstacle course and fulfill the standards for incomplete disassembly (assembly) of the PM pistol at the Forish mountain range in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Today, participants in the Military Medical Relay Race, which is held as part of the VI International Army Games, overcame a ditch, a maze, a fence with an inclined board and trenches with a message, threw training grenades, crawled under the BTR-80 and carried weapon boxes weighing up to 20 kg. Then the medical officers had to perform the most complex medical procedures against the clock on an impromptu battlefield. Conditionally wounded soldiers needed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, drainage of the pleural cavity (emergency surgical manipulation in order to extract pathological contents from the chest cavity), conicotomy (emergency surgical aid in case of airway obstruction) and intravenous administration of the drug.

The results of the performances of the men's and women's teams will be announced after a meeting of the panel of judges, which will carefully analyze the quality of medical manipulations.

At the moment, in the preliminary ranking of teams, the Russian team is in second place based on the results of three competitions. Medical specialists from Russia are second only to the hosts of the competition, counterparts from Uzbekistan. The top three also includes a team from Belarus.

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International competition 'Military Medical Relay Race' is a complex sport, and professionally oriented competition among the military men passing military service under the contract on military posts of medical staff, nurses and other medical personnel military (naval) level medical service of the armed forces of the states parties to the international Army games.