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Coronavirus hospital readiness evaluated in Russia

Coronavirus hospital readiness evaluated in Russia

The Russian government evaluated the readiness of hospitals for a new type of coronavirus. There is no shortage of diagnostics in the country with the help of new test systems; a sufficient number of infectious beds and mechanical ventilation devices (IVL) have been created.

According to the press service of the Russian government, the country has created all the conditions for the fight against a new coronavirus. At the same time, it is clarified that the spread of coronavirus is one of the worst global health crisis over the past half century. 

Despite the fact that in 80% of cases the disease is mild, the Ministry of Health assessed the readiness of medical institutions for the new virus. According to the data received, more than 55 thousand infectious beds, 12 thousand intensive care and 396 observators were additionally deployed. Also, 7,5 thousand Meltzer boxes were prepared. Medical facilities also have 40 ventilators and 124 extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) devices. Also, money was allocated for the additional purchase of another 500 devices, including 17 ECMO devices. 

At the disposal of doctors there are about 700 thousand modern test systems for the diagnosis of coronavirus. At the same time, stocks are constantly replenished - up to 100 thousand test systems are produced daily. Six thousand infectious disease doctors, two thousand pulmonologists and more than 18 thousand nurses are ready to provide medical care.

In Russia registered already 199 cases of coronavirus. Practically in all regions introduced high availability mode.  

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