TASS, October 23. Doctors from Moscow arrived in the Altai Republic to strengthen the pool of doctors in the region fighting the new coronavirus infection. In addition, the region will increase the bed capacity for infected patients by 10%, the press service of the regional government said on Friday.
“After the appeal of the head of the region, Oleg Horokhordin, a team of doctors from the Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. republican hospital, one - in the Mayminsky district hospital. Also, the regional government transferred four cars to serve patients of the Mayminsky district and republican hospitals at home, "the press service said.
There are 493 beds for patients with coronavirus in seven specialized hospitals in the republic, more than 400 of them are already occupied, in connection with which it is planned to create 50 additional beds on the basis of the Choi district hospital. In addition, it is planned to expand the work on CT examinations: now patients with coronavirus are being examined on a machine in a TB dispensary, and from next week CT will start working in a private clinic in the village of Maima. The issue of purchasing a mobile tomograph, which can be moved between hospitals, is being considered.
As the head of the region said at a meeting of the headquarters on Friday, the main increase in infected people is in Gorno-Altaysk and the Maiminsky region. He noted that the number of calls on the issue of disruptions in the work of hot lines, queues at polyclinics and a shortage of medicines in pharmacies has increased. Horokhordin noted that it is necessary to involve medical students and teachers of the medical college in the work of the call center.
The head also instructed to strengthen raids on catering establishments on Friday and weekends - in catering organizations, work at night was previously limited from 22:00 to 8:00. The FAS regional office is advised to check the prices of medicines in pharmacies, as there are complaints about price increases, especially for antiviral drugs. The territorial body of Roszdravnadzor was recommended to monitor the availability of necessary medicines in pharmacies.
During the day, 192 new cases of infection were detected in the region, for the entire period 6,272 cases were laboratory confirmed.