Military medics to be trained at postgraduate center in Almaty25 june 2014, 15:40
The Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan announced the news on Friday, 20 June. It also informed that special tactical exercises of military doctors had been held at the Kapchagay assault brigade range.
"The training on the medical detachment was conducted in a realistic environment. Doctors quickly deployed a field hospital, and set up two sorting point for admission of 'wounded' soldiers and officers, who were brought there directly from the 'battlefield'," the statement said.
Special surgery blocks, laboratories, an X-ray room and anti-gas treatment points were set up in camouflaged tents and shelter vans. Doctors, paramedics and hygiene instructors were examining and sorting thought the 'wounded' soldiers and, if needed, made emergency surgery and intensive therapy.
A presentation of modern equipment was held as part of the exercises. These are multifunctional simulators that model injuries from shrapnel and bullet wounds. Doctors will be trained to conduct complex surgeries using these simulators. "The Center for postgraduate training of military doctors that will open this year in Almaty will be equipped with similar multi-functional simulators," the Defense Ministry said.
It is also planned to purchase movable mobile surgical systems that can operate in a standalone mode at any temperature and enable doctors to provide appropriate aid to victims following the “golden hour” rule – the crucial first hour after a serious injury when rapid intervention in required to save the person who is on a thin line between life and death.
By Dinara Urazova