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About 70 percent of people injured in road accidents in Russia die because medical assistance comes too late
About 70 percent of people injured in road accidents in Russia die because medical assistance comes too late, said a document circulated among participants of the first All-Russia congress of ambulance service medics on Monday. The report said injured people are evacuated to hospitals 1.5 hours after the accident in 70.8 percent of cases. Injured people are often evacuated on vehicles that are not designed for that, the report stressed. Mortality rate in road accidents in Russia is up to 16 times higher than in developed countries. Lack of first aid directly at the site of the accident is often the case of the deaths. Every year up to 45,000 people die on Russian highways. Drunk driving accounts for almost 25 percent of such cases. Over 22,000 children are injured in road accidents every year, and over 1,500 of them die. A deputy director of a Ministry for Health and Social Development’s department said “last year there were 250,645 road accidents, in which over 315,000 people were injured and 20,500 died”. According to Alexander Krotov, 12,120 ambulances will be bought for Russian ambulance services within the next two years, including 480 reanimobiles. He said 65 percent of ambulances operating in Russia were worn out.
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