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Khabarovsk Territory lacks 658 beds for the fight against coronavirus

Khabarovsk Territory lacks 658 beds for the fight against coronavirus

The Khabarovsk Territory needs to open another 658 hospital beds in order to meet the standard and prepare for the treatment of patients with coronavirus. The regional Ministry of Health plans to create such a number of seats by the end of April.

“Now in our region created 0,5 beds per one thousand of the population. We need to open around the edge of 658 beds. We must do this before April 30 in accordance with the presidential decree, ”said Minister of Health of the Khabarovsk Territory Alexander Vitko at a meeting with the governor.

According to him, 70% of the total number of beds should have oxygen support - this is 460 beds. Mechanical ventilation devices need to provide 230 beds. According to the Minister, the region should open them in stages. The first stage will end on April 3. By this time, 197 beds should appear in the region: 138 with oxygen support and 59 with ventilation devices.

Today 181 beds, 129 with oxygen support and 37 with ventilation devices have been created in the Khabarovsk Territory. Alexander Vitko said that before the end of the day, the task assigned to the first stage will be completed.

“In Khabarovsk, on the basis of the tenth city hospital, we will open 335 beds, on the basis of the city hospital No. 2 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur - 170, on the basis of the Sovetsko-Gavanskaya district hospital - 45, on the basis of the district hospital named after Lazo - 42, on the basis of the Children's Regional Clinical Hospital - 46 beds, on the basis of the Solar District Hospital - 20. Total 658 beds, ”said Alexander Vitko.

According to him, the reprofiling of hospitals has already begun, but there are problems with the supply of medical gases. There are not enough ventilators, the federal authorities allocated 307 million rubles for their acquisition. However, this is not enough to satisfy all the need, therefore, the regional authorities intend to ask for additional funding from the Ministry of Eastern Development.

The day before, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, Yuri Trutnev, declared near the Khabarovsk Territory worst rate in Russia by the number of beds created - 9,89% of the required. 

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