PFVMH October mission: increased workload on evacuation teams
Last month, 30 medics of the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital’s 31st mission in the ATO zone provided care to 2,487 patients. The volunteer medics worked in medical evacuation teams of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ four battalions and four civilian hospitals in Luhansk Oblast: in Bilokurakyne, Popasna, Novoaydar and Stanytsya Luhanska.
Whereas the total number of cases, as compared to the previous month, dropped by more than 1,000, the workload on the PFVMH medevac somewhat increased. The evacuation teams provided medical aid to 124 servicemen and four civilians, including five wounded and five shell-shocked, two times went for evacuation, conducted five operative interventions and five primary surgical wound treatments, as well as carried out preventive examination of 28 warriors. Unfortunately, three defenders of Ukraine were not to be saved.
Note that the data on patient’s number in fact represents the number of times patients saw the PFVMH doctors, as one patient could make more than one visit.
Like in October, 30 volunteer medics went on the 32nd PFVMH mission on Nov. 1 – 15 to work in evacuation teams, and 15, in the same civilian hospitals.