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Russian Defense Ministry: Arctic to receive long-distance medical treatment systems by late 2015
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Russian Defense Ministry: Arctic to receive long-distance medical treatment systems by late 2015

Russia's Arctic forces will receive the latest long-distance medical treatment systems by late 2015, said Major General Alexander Fisun, Head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Main Military Medical Directorate.

"We're planning to deliver long-distance treatment systems for all Arctic military units and for all our special-purpose medical units in the Western and Southern military districts," Fisun noted.

Long-distance treatment systems will be coordinated with the delivery of all medical equipment during the construction of new facilities, Fisun explained.

Special thermal underwear will help keep wounded soldiers warm in the Arctic, and ice-free droppers, as well as special medication containers for carrying medicines, will also be used.

"We are developing special medical equipment adapted for the Arctic region, we've tested this equipment on Rybachy Peninsula, and we're planning to test it on Novaya Zemlya this year," he said.

"The Armed Forces consider state-of-the-art first aid systems for the Arctic region to be very important," Fisun stressed.