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Russian doctors helped more than 250 injured in Beirut

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Russian doctors helped more than 250 injured in Beirut


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Russian doctors helped 268 people during a five-day stay in Beirut, TASS reports. As the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation specified, there were almost 30 children among them.

Rospotrebnadzor specialists have conducted about 250 COVID-19 tests. Psychologists have been involved in the work more than 30 times. Rescuers working in the port of Beirut, where the epicenter of the explosion was located, removed the bodies of 8 victims from the rubble during the operation. Experts and dog handlers have studied more than 6 square kilometers using unmanned aerial vehicles.

Russian doctors who are working in a mobile hospital in the Lebanese capital treated almost 100 people in the first two days of work. Most of the victims were injured by glass fragments, some were injured by heavy objects. The Russian team is made up of specialists in various fields, including surgeons, neurosurgeons, traumatologists and anesthesiologists. According to Sergei Vorontsov, who heads the Emergency Situations Ministry's task force in Beirut, additional medical personnel may be sent to the city soon. 

It is also planned to send long-term storage food and other essential goods and construction materials to Beirut. 

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