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Critically Ill Child in Artsakh Airlifted to Armenia for Urgent Care by Russian Peacekeepers

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On June 24, a one-year-old child with a diagnosis of viral encephalitis with a hemorrhagic component was urgently transferred from Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) to a specialized medical center in Armenia. The child had been in critical condition for two days in the neonatal and intensive care unit of the "Arevik" medical unit in Artsakh. The transfer was made possible by a helicopter operated by Russian peacekeepers, ensuring the child received the appropriate medical care.

Amid the ongoing conflict in the region, the Lachin Corridor blockade has exacerbated the healthcare situation, creating a humanitarian crisis. In response, the Russian peacekeepers utilized the helicopter to deliver urgently needed medicines from the Republic of Armenia to Artsakh, catering to both the local population's requirements and their own needs. The timely medical supplies are essential for managing the increasing healthcare demands in the area.

Presently, six children are receiving treatment in the resuscitation and neonatal department of Artsakh's "Arevik" medical unit. Additionally, seven patients are in the intensive care unit at the "Republican Medical Center" CJSC of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Artsakh, with three of them in an extremely serious condition.

The efforts of the Russian peacekeepers have played a vital role in facilitating medical aid and transportation, ensuring the wellbeing of patients in the conflict-affected region during these challenging times of restricted access and limited resources.


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