MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
February 11, 2022, 10:04 am
Photo by M. Mishin. Press Service of the Mayor and the Government of Moscow
This is due to a decrease in the number of calls to special departments for patients with symptoms of SARS and requests for telemedicine consultations.
From February 14, Moscow clinics will begin to increase the volume of planned medical care. This is due to a decrease in the number of calls to special departments for patients with symptoms of acute respiratory viral infections and to the telemedicine service. The Mayor of Moscow wrote about this in my blog.
In addition, it became possible to pay more attention to patients who need special care – Muscovites over 65 years old.
“In case of COVID-19, doctors will visit them at home, regardless of the severity of the disease, which, of course, will provide a more comprehensive approach to managing such patients, especially taking into account comorbidities,” Sergei Sobyanin noted.
The peak incidence of the omicron strain in Moscow has apparently passed. The number of new cases of coronavirus infection decreased last week by six percent, this week the decline will be even more significant. Yesterday’s growth was due to a change in accounting methods. The incidence continues to decline. A gradual decrease in hospitalizations is also observed in the inpatient unit.
“Nevertheless, the absolute incidence rates are still very high. For more than three weeks, since mid-January, Moscow clinics have been operating in an emergency mode. Almost three thousand doctors on duty and about the same number of nurses and administrators work in shifts in special departments of SARS. For the first time in the history of the outpatient department, telemedicine divisions of polyclinics were organized,” Sergey Sobyanin noted.
Only last week, health workers came into contact with patients with acute respiratory viral infections and COVID-19 (reception, consultations, diagnostics, etc.) 780 thousand times. At the end of January, this figure reached 800 thousand. These are record numbers in the history of urban healthcare.
Moscow medicine copes with such an unprecedented workload: patients are admitted to polyclinics with virtually no queues, and a doctor comes home within one day. Also, citizens have no problems dialing emergency and emergency medical services. Ambulance and emergency medical teams arrive within 11-12 minutes, as on ordinary days.
“On behalf of Muscovites, I thank our wonderful doctors, paramedics and nurses, administrators and all employees of polyclinics for this professional and human feat,” Sergei Sobyanin emphasized. “Moscow healthcare, nurses, administrators have once again proved that they are ready for the most difficult challenges to protect the life and health of Muscovites.”
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