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Tractor Ambulance: An Initiative of Emergency Medical Services Response to the Flood of Golestan, Iran in 2019

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(2021) Tractor Ambulance: An Initiative of Emergency Medical Services Response to the Flood of Golestan, Iran in 2019. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness. pp. 1-3. ISSN 1938-744X (Electronic) 1935-7893 (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33947502

Abstract

Heavy rains in March 2019 led to severe floods in large parts of Iran, with severe financial and physical casualties (in the Golestan province, 11 districts were trapped in water). An increase in the EMS missions while serving a big portion of the needed population was a big problem for the health system during the flood; Therefore, a new solution was needed to overcome this problem. Using a farm tractor for transporting the patients and injured people was the first relief experience ever documented in the whole country. In the present report, despite the limitations and challenges, the tractor has been shown to be a proper and effective disaster relief vehicle. This report could help other similar countries face disasters, especially floods.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Sarani, M.UNSPECIFIED
Safi-Keykaleh, M.UNSPECIFIED
Safarpour, H.UNSPECIFIED
Honarvar, M. R.UNSPECIFIED
Kalteh, E.UNSPECIFIED
Jahangiri, K.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: ambulance disaster emergency flood innovation prehospital
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Page Range: pp. 1-3
Journal or Publication Title: Disaster medicine and public health preparedness
Journal Index: Pubmed
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2021.22
ISSN: 1938-744X (Electronic) 1935-7893 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3482

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