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January 31, 2022, 12:15

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Photo by M. Mishin. Press Service of the Mayor and the Government of Moscow

The hospital named after G.N. Speransky. In the near future, they plan to re-profile two more federal hospitals.

In Moscow, the number of children hospitalized with coronavirus infection is increasing daily. In this regard, Moscow has decided to increase the number of beds for small patients diagnosed with COVID-19. The sick will begin to receive the building of the Children’s City Clinical Hospital No. 9 named after G.N. Speransky. This was reported Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development, Head of the Operational Headquarters for Control and Monitoring of the Coronavirus Situation in Moscow.

“Now, in connection with the spread of the Omicron strain, the incidence of children and adolescents has increased significantly. Moreover, every day we record a significant number of hospitalizations of children with COVID-19. Therefore, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, we needed additional beds for this category of patients. The coronavirus corps will start accepting the sick at the hospital named after G.N. Speransky. It has everything necessary for patients to receive quality treatment and be able to restore their health. If necessary, children will be hospitalized with their parents. Thus, the bed fund for the treatment of children with COVID-19 will amount to almost 1.3 thousand beds. In the near future, two federal hospitals, the Russian Children’s Clinical Hospital and the National Medical Research Center for Children’s Health, will begin accepting small patients with coronavirus infection,” the Vice Mayor said.

In the building of the Children’s City Clinical Hospital No. 9 named after G.N. Speransky prepared chambers and boxes, delimited clean and red zones. Six sanitary checkpoints were equipped on the basement floor – special locks that prevent the spread of infection, as well as rooms for personnel rest and storage of personal protective equipment. Equipment and medical furniture were installed in the building for the joint stay of children and parents.

The resuscitation and intensive care unit is equipped with everything you need. Here, medical gas supply systems were modernized, bedside monitors, ventilators, infusion pumps, renal replacement therapy devices, anesthesia and respiratory devices, an endoscopic rack and an operating table, devices for high-flow oxygenation and other medical equipment were installed.

Doctors also have access to the necessary diagnostic equipment, including a CT scanner, stationary and portable ultrasound and ECG machines, and X-ray complexes. A wide range of analyzes will be carried out in the operating laboratory of the hospital. If necessary, patients will be able to consult about other medical conditions.

Video surveillance systems were installed in the building, as well as special bactericidal irradiators for air disinfection. Engineering systems and sewerage have been updated, treatment equipment has been installed. Ambulances will be treated with bactericidal agents at a special site next to the medical building.

The rest of the hospital buildings will continue to receive patients for emergency surgical care and immunology-allergology. In addition, the hospital has 200 beds for medical care for children with acute respiratory viral infections, influenza and intestinal infections.

Moscow to increase bed capacity for children with COVID-19

Children’s City Clinical Hospital No. 9 named after G.N. Speransky is one of the oldest medical institutions in Moscow; it has been accepting patients since the second half of the 19th century. Today it is a specialized multidisciplinary children’s hospital with outpatient and clinical diagnostic departments, as well as a helipad for emergencies.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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