Mikhail Murashko opened an infectious diseases department at the N.A. Lopatkin Research Institute of Urology
Today, on April 24, 2020, the N. A. Lopatkin Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology – a branch of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation opened an infectious department designed for 160 beds to receive patients with a new coronavirus infection or suspected of it. The opening ceremony on Friday was attended by the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko.
“In this difficult period for the country, for our citizens. The Ministry of Health is making a decision on the conversion, deployment of beds for patients who come with a new coronavirus infection. I would like to note that the staff has undergone additional training to provide assistance to this category of patients, the highly qualified staff has learned and is able to fully provide assistance to the category of patients admitted with pneumonia and other complications of this type of disease,” the minister said.
According to Andrey Kaprin, Director General of the NMIC of Radiology, chief freelance oncologist of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 160 beds are being opened for the reception of patients.”Oxygen is supplied to 70% of beds. Medical care is provided by 200 employees, including doctors and candidates of medical sciences who have been specially instructed by chemical protection specialists and distributed in shift teams. The department is provided with a sufficient number of tests to determine COVID-19 for continuous monitoring of the health status of patients and staff. There is a private laboratory on the territory of the Research Institute,” follows from the press release.
In Russia, according to the federal operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, 68,622 cases of infection were registered, 5,568 people recovered, 615 died. The Government of the Russian Federation has launched the stopkoronavirus.rf resource to inform about the situation in the country.
A source: https://tass.ru/obschestvo/8328609