Gubkin doctors take all measures to prevent the coronavirus from appearing in our city. This, as well as how many people are in self-isolation, how many patients with pneumonia, how the hospital is equipped, was told by the head doctor of the Gubkinsky Central District Hospital Irina Krotova at a March 25 press conference.
According to the current situation, patients with coronavirus in Gubkin have not been identified. There are 108 people in self-isolation – these are those who have arrived from countries near and far abroad. Since the beginning of the observations, there have been more of them, but for some the isolation period (14 days) has expired, and, therefore, these time restrictions have been removed. The figure changes every day.
A special team of doctors has been created to visit such people. It is equipped with personal protective equipment: masks, respirators, disposable clothing, gloves, as well as tools for treating hands. It does not overlap with other brigades that go on regular calls.
The algorithm of action is as follows: the lists of newly arrived from abroad Gubkintsy in the Central District Hospital come from the regional health department. Conscious travelers call the hospital themselves and report their arrival. Without exception, a sick leave is opened from the moment of crossing the border for a two-week period. On the 10th day, they take a smear of the mucous membrane from the nose and oropharynx and send it for analysis to coronavirus. Research is carried out in the laboratory of the Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology of Belgorod. The results are known in a few hours. If during self-isolation a person has signs of SARS, the analysis is done on the first day of treatment, the third and tenth. According to Irina Krotova, to date, not a single analysis has shown a positive result.
Of course, going around more than a hundred addresses, taking strokes, conducting conversations, for example, how often and correctly to clean an apartment, is a difficult task for doctors, but feasible and extremely necessary, because this is how it is possible to keep the situation under control. At the same time, Irina Viktorovna complained that not all who came came in contact with the doctors, there are those who perceive their appearance with hostility.
Doctors from all over the world are faced with this infection for the first time. Gubkinsky doctors monitor the situation, prepare both theoretically and practically.
Irina Krotova noted that the Gubkin doctors are monitoring the situation
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– No vaccinations, collective immunity. As the pandemic develops, we doctors get a lot of theoretical information. Every day webinars are held with the Institute of Phthisiopulmonology. The generation of clinical guidelines is being developed and is being updated on the website of the Ministry of Health. All our medical workers are trained, ”Irina Viktorovna informed.
As for the hospital base, the oblast health department, together with the governor, is developing routing of cases in case they arise. Gubkinskaya CRH will not become such a base. The sick will most likely be sent to Belgorod. Only the infectious department will become an isolator for those who have contacted the patient.
– Now the hospital is operating normally, planned operations are ongoing. Only the polyclinic's operating mode has changed and restrictive measures have been introduced. So, visitors are not allowed to enter the hospital, caregivers can enter the wards only after thermometry and in disposable clothing. In the premises every two hours we do the cleaning. Particular attention is paid to door handles, backs of chairs. At the entrance to the Center for Family Medicine, we measure the temperature at the entrance and hand out reminders.
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Journalists asked how the hospital is currently equipped, because the further plot of the events is unknown, and you need to be prepared for everything.
– We have 19 ventilators, five more were ordered. There are non-invasive mechanical ventilation. The intensive care unit has enough equipment and competent staff. We are provided with antibiotics, antiviral drugs. Personal protective equipment also comes regularly. But here we must understand that mechanical ventilation is required only for patients in whom the disease will proceed in a serious form. And there are cases of mild or asymptomatic.
According to the head physician, today there are 35 patients with pneumonia under treatment. These people are not from contacts, but just in case they do an analysis for coronavirus.
At the end of the conversation, Irina Viktorovna recalled that people in the risk zone are over 60 and those who have chronic diseases, as well as pregnant women. Therefore, they must be treated with particular care and care. If children are sick, then leaving grandparents with them is not worth it. If older people feel unwell, it is better for them to call a doctor at home or get a consultation remotely, we call our family doctor.
phone to call a doctor at home
Irina Krotova appealed to the residents of Gubkin to observe the order, calmness and recommendations of doctors:
– Clean and ventilate more often. Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. Packages from yogurt, bottled water, juice must be washed, as well as vegetables and fruits.