Helicopter Pilots Take Babies to Hospital in No Visibility

Despite the blizzard and polar night, helicopter pilots have managed to take to hospital sick children from the remote Yakut village of Khaiyr in the Arctic coast of the mainland. The ministry for civil defence, emergencies and elimination of consequences of natural disasters of the Republic of Sakha, Yakutia, said as much on Wednesday.

The alarm was raised on Wednesday night. Two-year-old babies from the Barabinskiye family urgently needed qualified medical aid. The local paramedic failed to prevent the babies from getting more feverish. Helicopter pilots in the Tiksi village which were contacted by representatives of the emergency medicine centre said they would be able to take off even despite the blizzard. In order not to waste time, the helicopter headed for Khaiyr to fetch the sick babies. Fortunately, the flight was successful and the little patients were rendered the necessary medical aid. The children have been rescued.

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