The epidemiological situation in terms of the spread of the new coronavirus infection in Russia has begun to stabilize, Oksana Drapkina, the chief physician of the Ministry of Health, said in an interview with NTV.
Despite the favorable statistics, the physician claims that it is too early to remove all the restrictions that were introduced in order to combat COVID-19.
“There has been some stabilization of the epidemiological situation in terms of the spread of the new coronavirus infection. But still, it seems to me that it is too early for us to calm down,”said Oksana Drapkina.
The chief physician of the Ministry of Health also touched upon the issue of the nation's health, noting that the development of any infection affects the course of chronic diseases, which leads to an increase in the number of people seeking medical help.
Drapkina believes that the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the problem of low public adherence to therapy, when people do not follow the doctor's recommendations and quit the course of treatment halfway through.
“But what problem we have is really very acute - this is the problem of very low adherence to therapy. Within three months the patient takes the drug, then quits,”the doctor said.
In an interview, she also touched on the topic of food habits of the inhabitants of Russia, regretfully declaring that sausages are present in the diet of the majority. At the same time, Drapkina praised the people for consuming dairy products, but made a reservation that one should not buy its high fat content.
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