In Moscow, all patients with COVID-19 are hospitalized based on the clinical picture in accordance with the patient’s condition, and not according to formal indicators. This was stated by the head of the Moscow ambulance Nikolai Plavunov on Friday, November 27.
“In some cases, the patient tolerates the disease quite easily, receives free modern medicines, is under the supervision of a doctor at the polyclinic and telemedicine center and can continue treatment at home, he does not need hospitalization,” RIA Novosti quotes him.
It is reported that earlier information appeared in social networks that the Moscow ambulances, due to the epidemic situation, will take patients for hospitalization only with lung damage above 50%. In addition, it was said that ambulance teams would no longer conduct coronavirus tests on adults.
According to Plavunov, if during the observation process, doctors detect signs of a severe or prolonged course of the disease with the development of complications in a patient with COVID-19, then this patient is referred for hospitalization and an ambulance team is called to take him to the hospital.
Earlier on the same day, Anastasia Rakova, deputy mayor of the capital for social development, said that relatives of COVID-19 patients in Moscow who live with them will be tested for the disease twice, instead of once.
The deputy mayor noted that two-thirds of patients with coronavirus who were hospitalized in Moscow did not go to the clinic and self-medicate.
On November 11, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that about 8,000 additional hospital beds had been deployed in the city.
According to the stopkoronavirus.rf portal, 585,095 cases of coronavirus have been detected in Moscow to date, with 7,918 in the last 24 hours. 8 680 patients died, 434 902 people recovered.
Up-to-date information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotre. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.