Confusion And Vacillation. Karelia Is Tired Of Fighting Coronavirus

Confusion And Vacillation. Karelia Is Tired Of Fighting Coronavirus
Confusion And Vacillation. Karelia Is Tired Of Fighting Coronavirus

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The governor lets free buses to the fair, and Rospotrebnadzor does not issue instructions to employers of sick people Text: Georgy Chentemirov When I contracted the coronavirus, my colleagues said: oh, now you will write a material about what it is like to live with the main disease of 2020! There was nothing to write about: I did not smell or taste, and also coughed for several days - in general, no sensation. However, the status of the infected made it possible to observe how the fight against the spread of infection is being waged in Karelia. And the conclusions, frankly, are very disappointing. Let's make a reservation right away: personally, I have no complaints about the quality of medical care. The smears were taken as soon as the symptoms of the disease appeared, and the test results became known after two days. They called me regularly and asked about my health, prescribed the necessary medications. But this is not always the case. And, listening to the stories of different and unfamiliar people, you begin to feel that my case is rather an exception. And most importantly, after two weeks of illness, I realized that there is no system for fighting the epidemic in Karelia. Here's an example. When my diagnosis became known, a specialist from Rospotrebnadzor called me. He asked in detail about the people with whom I have contacted in recent days. I asked to find out their addresses and dates of birth. I called everyone and gave the necessary information to the specialist. Of course, I also gave full information about my wife and children. And, of course, he indicated his place of work. Why does Rospotrebnadzor need to know all this? According to the established procedure, the supervisory authority transmits this data to the polyclinics so that the doctors organize the observation of the contacts. If necessary, they can even be isolated in an observatory (for example, if there are elderly people in the family). As for the instructions for the employer, Rospotrebnadzor must report the very fact of infection of the employee, as well as give the necessary recommendations: remove from work people who have been in close contact with the sick person, carry out sanitization, and so on. This is in theory. And here is the practice, dear readers. For a week and a half since the official onset of my illness, no one had any prescriptions. Not my acquaintances whom I saw, not my wife, not my employer. Theoretically, if I were an irresponsible brute, upon learning about my illness, I could not call my friends or my colleagues. And all of them with a clear conscience would continue to go to work, shopping centers and gyms. And even if he did, is it obligatory for the person I spoke to a couple of days ago not to go to work because of this? What will he tell his supervisor if there is no document ordering to stay at home? A general practitioner at one of the Petrozavodsk polyclinics said that the absence of Rospotrebnadzor prescriptions is a common occurrence. Sometimes documents come to a medical institution two weeks after the patient is infected - when the quarantine period has already expired. I tried to find out why Rospotrebnadzor did nothing with the information that was carefully and conscientiously provided to him. The department reported that a prescription for my wife was sent to the clinic, and, probably, something is being slowed down there. The problem, however, is that my wife herself works in this very clinic, and she would have learned about the prescription first from her colleagues.However, after I started asking questions to the supervisory agency, in the evening our editorial office received a call from Rospotrebnadzor. The personnel officers were asked to compile a list of employees who contacted me, so that they could then be sent to polyclinics.Everything is fine, with one exception: it was the fifteenth day (!) Since my last appearance in the editorial office. The two-week legal quarantine has already expired. There is no point in either this call or this list. At the same time, we know that ordinary employees of the supervisory agency, in simple terms, plow like horses. They spend much more time at work than is required by labor laws. Get tired. They receive, of course, a salary. However, a rhetorical question arises: why is all this necessary? Why is this imitation of violent activity needed? Does it help to somehow fight the epidemic? *** “For the seventh day we have not been able to find out the result of the coronavirus test, as they are not ready! There are symptoms, the young man has a temperature of 38 for a week, his sense of smell and tastes have disappeared. During the time they do the test, you can either die or get better! " “I couldn't wait for the result for ten days. Written by the AO [obviously, I mean the head of Karelia Artur Parfenchikov], he answered almost immediately, translated it to [the Minister of Health] Okhlopkov - today they gave the result. Positive”People leave such comments on the page of the Karelian governor. The long wait for tests is another problem that the republican authorities have not been able to cope with in six months of fighting the epidemic. At the same time, officials stubbornly insist that there is no problem. - A person will find out the result no later than 48 hours, - said the Minister of Health Mikhail Okhlopkov in an interview with "Capital on Onego". Now comes the fun part. It turned out that some lucky ones get test results almost instantly. We are talking about people in contact with the head of Karelia. In May, the Minister of Health promised that the coronavirus test would be made in 50 minutes. And this is possible, which is well known to the government media employees working with the head of Karelia. Arthur Parfenchikov, apparently, is extremely afraid of getting infected. Therefore, people in contact with him must be tested for COVID-19. And they don't have to wait a week. Photo from the personal page of Artur Parfenchikov - It often happens that a smear is taken in the morning, and the results are known in the early evening, - said an employee of one of the government resources on condition of anonymity. This information was confirmed by two more employees. Of course, people do not do this on their own initiative - this is required by the authorities. According to our information, the circle of persons for whom laboratories operate at high speeds is very large. These are, in particular, all people who provide direct lines with the governor, including employees of the press service. It can be assumed that the situation is exactly the same with officials who communicate directly with Parfenchikov. It is curious that smears are taken from "ordinary" citizens only if there are signs of illness. Those who want to get tested without medical indications give money for the study - about two thousand rubles. But government media workers who are forced to have smears before meeting with the governor, of course, do not pay for tests. What! The main thing in public administration is to correctly prioritize. *** The problem is not only with tests. The Karelia.news portal told about the ordeal of a woman who tried to record her elderly mother, who was diagnosed with pneumonia, on a CT scan. Only ambulance doctors were able to knock out the examination, who brought the woman to the hospital and were enraged at the reluctance of their colleagues to help the patient. Photo: 365NEWS The heroine of the article said that the doctors also did not want to take a smear from her father, who complained of cough and fever. The reason is the absence of a Rospotrebnadzor prescription: according to the woman, no one asked her sick mother who she was in contact with. And given what is written above, it's easy to believe. There are many examples of how people are literally forced to struggle to get the correct diagnosis.And also in order to protect others from infection. - I spent a lot of effort so that my husband and I were diagnosed with COVID-19, - says the Karelian journalist Oksana (name has been changed), who caught the coronavirus at the end of October. - If I had not knocked on all doors, then no one would have taken a smear at all. According to the woman, her husband was put on sick leave with a diagnosis of acute respiratory viral infections, and in this status he was from Monday to Saturday (remember the days of the week, they are important for understanding the scale of the drama). All this time, Oksana cut off the phones so that her husband could be tested. Finally they took a smear, but only from my husband. - I ask: so, should I go to work? They say go. I went. On Thursday (!) My husband received a positive result. Then they put me in quarantine, and at the same time took a smear. I also waited for the result for almost a week, and it also turned out to be positive. That is, the journalist visited the editorial office for several days, being a carrier of the coronavirus! Photo: www.med157.ru Generally speaking, such cases are not isolated. And most often they can be observed in health care facilities. The reason is simple: doctors take smears regularly because they are at risk. And the tests are done slowly, like everyone else (well, except for the governor's entourage). As a result, it periodically turns out that the doctor who had a smear taken a few days ago turns out to be a carrier of the disease, who has been regularly going to work all this time. *** The picture is fully illustrated by the story of a resident of Petrozavodsk, who asked not to be named, but is ready to confirm everything to anyone who, perhaps, wants to figure it out. “Last Sunday my wife felt bad. High fever, runny nose, discomfort in the throat. I didn't go to work on Monday morning and called the doctor. The doctor came, listened, looked at her throat: "Your throat is bad!" She prescribed gargling, rinsing the nose with salt, taking a branded "antiviral" drug, which is now prescribed to everyone indiscriminately, plus paracetamol if the temperature is high. Took a smear on covid from my wife. I asked to take it from me, but the doctor refused, explaining: "It's very expensive!" (Is it really more expensive than I pay monthly to the CHI fund, I thought?) Leaving, the doctor said that if the test was positive, she would call us within three days. And if they don't call, that next Monday my wife will come to the clinic herself. “Just make an appointment in advance, otherwise there may be problems.” She did not tell me what to do in this case. My wife has a sick leave, but I don't! I have to go to work. But I understand that if she has a covid, then I have one hundred percent too! We live together in a "odnushka", and it is impossible to "isolate" in such a situation. Fortunately, my director is an understanding and responsible person. He allowed me to work remotely, fortunately, there is such an opportunity. And who would like a walking infectious agent to appear in the office. Okay. We sit at home, wait. The third day passed - no one called. The fourth has passed - there is no call. I feel fine, my wife's condition is not improving. The temperature seems to go astray with paracetamol, but then it rises again. On Friday they began to call the polyclinic themselves - after all, on Monday my wife had to go to an appointment. They immediately asked: - Did you take a smear? - We passed, but there is no result. - No, don't go to the clinic without a negative test! - Will the doctor come to the house? - No, the doctor will not come without a negative test. - So what to do?.. - Write down the phone number (dictated). Call, look for your test! Perfectly. The number given, of course, cannot be reached. We spent half a day dialing. Finally, a nervous voice answered. Somewhere out there, someone was looking for our test for a long time. Not found. "He's not among the ready-made!" So after all, five days have passed, and they said that on the third day they will definitely be ready “Hmm, I wonder who told you that? - the aunt answered sarcastically. “It’s good if it’s on the seventh.” On the sixth day, my wife lost her sense of smell and taste.Feels nothing! I get high: for the first time in many years, she doesn't swear that I smell like tobacco. Every day on TV they tell me that the epidemic is spreading because of the ignorance of our citizens. Are we unconscious ?! Yes, if I were unconscious, I would go to work all this week, ride in minibuses, go shopping - and the devil knows how much I would reload! It seems to me that I am more conscious than all our medicine, the entire Rospotrebnadzor and all authorities. But what's the use? Tomorrow is Monday. There is no test. What should I do? Go to work? Should I ask the director again?.. It seems to me that everyone but me does not give a damn about it "*** Six months after the arrival of the coronavirus in Karelia, the Karelian authorities have not worked out clear rules to combat the spread of infection. In the spring, everything was simple: people were sent to self-isolation. However, it will not be possible to stay at home forever - the economy will stick its flippers - and the officials have not learned how to combine “peaceful life” with anti-epidemic measures. Yes, probably, they cannot, because first you need to learn to think. A good example of how the epidemic is being fought in Karelia was set by the head of the region. On October 28, Artur Parfenchikov signed an order in which he recommended that people refrain from visiting public places and isolate themselves. And on the same day, he also organized free buses to the agricultural fair in Petrozavodsk. Free buses! Until the fair! In the midst of a pandemic !!! However, perhaps we do not fully understand the true intention of the Karelian authorities. Probably, they are faced with the task of developing collective immunity as soon as possible, for the emergence of which three-quarters of the population must be ill. With this approach, the actions of officials look logical, reasonable and consistent. Photo: pixabay.com/ru

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