Soviet Red Army Medical Supplies Taken into Afghanistan (25.12.1979)

The management of the medical units and institutions of the 40th combined arms army was carried out by: 

Medical service of the rear of the 40th combined arms army; 

Medical service of the rear of the Air Force of the 40th combined arms army. 

To provide specialized and qualified medical care to the wounded and sick, 

of Kabul – 650th central military hospital of the 40th Army for 400 beds; 

743rd military field infectious diseases hospital with 500 beds, from January 24, 1984 to January 10, 89; 

Garrison Military Clinic ; 

Dental military clinic; 

Sanitary and anti-epidemic squad ( SEA ); 

Forensic Laboratory (LSU); 

Blood Transfusion Station (SEC); 

Pathological anatomical (PAL); 

Research Laboratory (NRL); 

of Bagram – infectious hospital for 400 beds; 

952nd rehabilitation center for convalescing, from March-May 1984 to 08/07/1988; 

100th Separate Medical Sanitary Battalion of the 108th MRF ; 

city of Jalalabad – infectious disease hospital of especially dangerous infections for 200 beds; 

of Pul-i-Khumri – Garrison hospital for 200 beds; 

city of Kandahar – a military hospital with 175 beds; 

of Shindand – Garrison hospital with 300 beds; 

branch of the blood transfusion station (SEC); 

of Kunduz – the sanitary-epidemiological teams (SEA); 

infectious diseases hospital with 150 beds. 

The medical support of the garrisons of Kunduz and Kandahar was carried out respectively on the basis of the 99th separate health battalion of the 201st motorized rifle division and the medical company of the 70th separate motorized rifle brigade . In the garrison of Fayzabad, medical support was provided on the basis of the medical company of the 860th separate motorized rifle regiment . In the garrison of Gardez, medical support was provided on the basis of the medical company of the 56th separate airborne assault brigade . In the regiments of the Air Force, as part of OBATO, medical centers with standard infirmaries with 25 beds were deployed. 

Evacuation to nearby medical facilities was carried out by land. For the evacuation of the wounded and sick by air, 8 Mi-8 “Bisector” helicopters and 2 An-26 “Spasatel” helicopters were often not used at regimental medical posts , wounded from medical posts of regiments and battalions were evacuated directly to separate medical battalions of divisions or to army hospitals. During major offensive operations of the Soviet troops, 90% of the wounded were immediately evacuated by helicopters (74% in 1981, 94.4% in 1987). In 1980, 48% of the wounded were evacuated to the BMDB divisions or army hospitals within three hours of the wound. 

To provide medical property and equipment were deployed 

Medical warehouses as part of the transshipment facilities: 

in the Kabul direction Khairaton (Uch-Kizyl); 

on the Herat direction Turagundi (Kushka); 

1474th medical warehouse 59 abrmo in Puli-Khumri ; 

Medical warehouse (garrison) Kabul ; 

Medical warehouse (garrison) Shindant; 

Workshop for the repair of medical equipment Kabul ; 

Medical oxygen was provided at the expense of the AKDS-70M Air Force of the 40th Combined Arms. The supply of medical equipment to medical warehouses was carried out, with the exception of Kabul, by road. Medical equipment and small-sized medical equipment were delivered to the medical warehouse in Kabul by military transport aircraft ( BTA ) ( IL-76 , An-12 ). Remote garrisons were supplied by self-delivery in convoys. Urgent deliveries of urgently needed property were carried out by Bisector helicopters.

Russian Language Reference:яобщевойсковаяармия

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