Exactly a year ago, on March 1, Kommunarka received its first patient and became the main hospital not only in Moscow, but throughout Russia. Since then, more than 20 thousand lives have been saved and invaluable experience that doctors have passed on to colleagues from the Commonwealth countries.
“I myself decided to voluntarily go here. Because how can it be without me? Someone needs to save the world,”says Irina Popova, a senior nurse at GKB 40.
“I've been here since the very first night, since March 1st. Imagine, overnight you need to open a hospital, fill it with doctors, nurses, patients. To understand how we are going to fill it with medical equipment,”says Sergei Mosin, deputy chief physician of GKB 40.
“We worked 24/7, devoted ourselves completely to work, sometimes without coming home. Thanks to the family, which understood that this was necessary and important,”says Irina Popova, senior nurse at the City Clinical Hospital 40.
“Those who work in emergency medicine, they are used to not sleeping. Very often we work for days, and then we stay the next day. The team is assembled from completely different specialists. On the one hand, it was very difficult - they all had to master a new disease for themselves. On the other hand, it is quite simple, because in case of complications, if it is necessary to consult other specialists, we all had them. It can be difficult sometimes. Today there was a case, we will analyze, when a patient with a malignant tumor requires a study, but with his own coronavirus infection, this study cannot be performed for him. Because it poses a greater risk to him than a benefit. It turns out that we are treating complex forms, non-standard forms,”said Sergei Mosin, deputy chief physician of GKB 40.
“It is a great success when the patient is incubated, when he is sedated, ie. not conscious, and then you see some progress, how he begins to breathe on his own, how he begins to eat on his own. And then the soul immediately becomes good and easy,”adds Irina Popova.
“I can’t dare call our hospital temporary. Because those infrastructural solutions, primarily medical ones, I assess as a doctor, have been implemented at the most modern level,”said Denis Protsenko, chief physician of GKB 40.
“The conditions are great, that is. I have a room where I lie alone. There is television, wi-fi, radio, there is an opportunity to receive broadcasts,”says a patient at GKB 40.
“Now, sitting in the ward, I would like to say hello to you and sing: Nadezhda, my earthly compass, and luck is a reward for courage,” says People's Artist of the RSFSR Lev Leshchenko.
“This is a great success when we are from the intensive care unit, when the patient is incubated, when he is sedated, ie. not conscious, and then you see some progress, how he begins to breathe on his own, how he begins to eat on his own. And then the soul immediately becomes good and easy,”says Irina Popova, senior nurse of the City Clinical Hospital 40.
“I had a patient who said all the time:“I'm so glad to see you. So you come in, and it seems to me that I have already recovered,”says the senior nurse of the City Clinical Hospital 40 Daria Sukhorukova.
“They are great fellows, they are all beautiful and clever. And looking at them, it was impossible to tell that I was tired,”says the deputy chief physician of the GKB 40 Sergei Mosin.
“Our daily ritual is to put on a costume, with which we have probably already become akin. Necessarily our respirator. Fashion element. In fact, it's great that the shoe covers are multi-colored, adding to the mood. An easy, easy way to prevent your glasses from fogging up is to anoint them with soap.And at the very last moment, we put on the second pair of gloves,”says Daria Sukhorukova, senior nurse of the GKB 40.
“The theater begins with the coat rack, and the laboratory begins with the reception desk. Here we have a window through which biomaterials from all departments enter. And this is a pneumatic mail. Each branch has its own special code. And the flask will fly away with this code,”says Anastasia Berestovskaya, head of the laboratory at GKB 40.
“There are about 70 units of laboratory equipment alone. They did not divide the laboratory into an express laboratory and an ordinary one. We made the whole laboratory around the clock. This is different from what was previously adopted,”said the head of the laboratory service of GKB 40 Farhad Ageev.
“A huge human thanks to the doctors and nurses of Kommunarka”; “Thank you very much to all the doctors, all the nurses, nurses”; “We have seen, we understand and admire your work,” the patients shared.