Sheremetyevo Airport facilitates transport of physicians and medication to Russian regions in need of COVID-19 support

Sheremetyevo Airport has announced it facilitated the transport of multidisciplinary teams of doctors to combat coronavirus infection in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Ingushetia, Dagestan and the Zabaikalye Territory, the company said.

The transport included medication, personal protective equipment and medical equipment.

The physicians will spend about two weeks in those regions of the Russian Federation. Four teams of six people each were sent to North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Dagestan and the Zabaikalye Territory. They included highly professional medical doctors and nurses who had been fighting COVID-19 for several months in Moscow, as well as pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, ICU anesthesiologists, radiologists and ICU nurses.

Each team is led by a surgeon with experience in the treatment process and in working at hospitals that have been repurposed for the treatment of coronavirus.

Medical doctors traveling to the regions have been equipped with complete sets of personal protective equipment to start their work.

The first flights from Sheremetyevo Airport to the regions in need of assistance were loaded with more than seven thousand protective suits with respirators and high boot covers, almost 45 thousand medical gloves, 16 thousand medical masks, more than 2,300 medical gowns and more than 1,200 reusable protective goggles. Additional personal protective equipment will be sent to the regions by cargo aircraft.