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Patients will begin to be admitted after specialized sanitization of the entire building and testing of staff for coronavirus infection.

Pulmonology Center of the City Clinical Hospital № 67 named after L.А. Vorokhobova, repurposed to treat patients with coronavirus, returns to normal work. This was reported by Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development.

“The stable situation with COVID-19 in the city allows us to continue to withdraw medical institutions from work with COVID. Another building of the multidisciplinary hospital, previously redesigned to receive patients with COVID-19, is returning to normal operation. The pulmonology center, created on the basis of the city clinical hospital No. 67 named after L.А. Vorokhobova, after specialized sanitization, will receive patients in the main profile. The staff will be tested for coronavirus infection, there will be established requirements for the planned admission of patients, ”she said.

The 10-storey building with a total area of ​​15 thousand square meters is equipped with the most modern equipment. The hospital has 226 general beds and 24 intensive care beds.

In accordance with the temporary standard, patients will be admitted to the hospital through a separate entrance with an interval of at least 15 minutes. This break is needed for disinfection. In addition, the premises will be additionally ventilated and the air disinfected. The beds in the wards will be installed at an increased distance from each other.

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In early February, 10 hospitals re-profiled for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 returned to normal work. Last week, the city hospitals No. 52 and 15 named after O.M. Filatov.

At the same time, the capital has retained a sufficient reserve of beds to treat patients with coronavirus in case the epidemiological situation worsens. For example, reserve hospitals continue to operate at the Krylatskoye Ice Palace, the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center, the Moscow Automobile Trade Center, VDNKh and Kommunarka.

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