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21 October 2022, 13:01

Lukashenko: Belarus' military first aid kits should be better than NATO's

BREST OBLAST, 21 October (BelTA) – During the inspection of the Obuz-Lesnovsky training ground in Brest Oblast, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized the importance of having high-quality individual first aid kits in the army, BelTA has learned.

“An individual first aid kit should not be worse than NATO's. It should not be basic, it should be really good. God forbid something happens, a person will die if this kit is not good enough. Therefore, do not try to save on it. The kit should have everything to cater for real medical emergency cases. It should not be worse than the enemy's. It should be better. Do not keep it simple,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.

At the training ground, the president was shown individual first aid kits and medical kits for various purposes. Some of the kits are meant for a group of patients, others are individual ones.

According to Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich and Head of the Medical Command of the Defense Ministry Aleksandr Malyukh, the new version of the medical pack designed for a small military unit contains about 50 names of medicines and medical devices, mainly of Belarusian make. An individual kit contains about 20 names of medicines. Both kits can be used by people who have no medical education but have undertaken special first aid training. These types of kits cater for virtually all kinds of health emergencies.

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