MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
February 8, 2022, 17:27
Photo by M. Mishin. Press Service of the Mayor and the Government of Moscow
To stabilize the work of the outpatient department, 1.3 thousand medical workers were redirected from hospitals to polyclinics.
The number of cases of infection with the omicron strain in Moscow has decreased by six percent over the past week, said Sergei Sobyanin on the meeting Presidium of the Coordinating Council under the Government of the Russian Federation to Combat the Spread of COVID-19.
“Over the past week, there has been a slight decrease in omicron infections of about six percent. This week, most likely, this fall will be more significant, — he noted. “We hope that this week there will be a decrease in the number of hospitalizations.”
According to the results of the last week, the number of admissions of seriously ill patients to hospitals increased by 15 percent. Sergei Sobyanin explained this as a natural weekly shift between an increase in the number of infections and hospitalizations. “We have increased the number of beds with a margin – there are about five thousand inpatient beds in reserve. So in this regard, we feel confident,” he added.
The workload on the outpatient department also remains high. Over the past week, there were 780 thousand contacts of medical workers with patients with SARS and COVID-19.
“In order to stabilize the work of the outpatient department, we sent 1.3 thousand medical workers from hospitals to polyclinics, which made it possible to improve the situation at the reception of patients. Today, there are practically no queues in the polyclinic link. The time from the start of a visit to a polyclinic to prescribing medicines, including all necessary medical procedures, is about 40 minutes, in CT centers – about two hours, this is basically the technological time for providing medical care, ”the Mayor of Moscow emphasized.
At the same time, a doctor’s call to the house is carried out within 24 hours, an ambulance arrives on average in 11-12 minutes.
Muscovites with symptoms of SARS can open a sick leave without visiting a polyclinic in order to save their time and make the work of medical workers easier. To do this, you must leave a request for an initial audio consultation with the doctor of the clinic.
Vaccination remains the best prevention for coronavirus infection. Vaccination against COVID-19 can be done by appointment at one of the vaccination centers based on polyclinics, as well as without an appointment at mobile teams working points in popular public places.
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