Two new temporary hospitals in Moscow admit the first patients with COVID-19

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Patients with mild to moderate severity of COVID-19 disease began to be admitted to temporary hospitals at VDNKh and in the Moscow Automobile Trade Center (ATC). This was announced on Tuesday, October 20 by the Moscow Department of Health.

“Patients are already being provided with all the necessary medical care. The hospitals are equipped with the most modern medical equipment: mobile X-ray machines, mobile computed tomographs, which allow you to carry out the necessary radiation diagnostics. (…) There are also intensive care units equipped with ventilators, ”the message says.

The department noted that upon admission, patients undergo the entire necessary range of tests and studies. Oxygen is supplied to each bed, there is a button to call medical personnel.

As emphasized in the department, in order to facilitate the work of doctors in hospitals, an electronic system has been introduced, which allows obtaining a patient’s medical history, “bypassing the paper carrier.” Using the patient’s QR code, the attending physician will be able to see previous appointments, test results and other information about the patient.

The hospital at VDNKh is assigned to the city clinical hospital №24, in the ATC “Moscow” – to the city clinical hospital named after Yudin.

The Moscow authorities announced their opening the day before. The hospitals are designed for 3.5 thousand people.

Since the beginning of October, two temporary hospitals have already been operating. In the Krylatskoye Ice Palace (City Clinical Hospital No. 67 named after LA Vorokhobov) and on the territory of the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center (City Clinical Hospital named after FI Inozemtsev).

In connection with an increase in the daily increase in cases of illness, the authorities of the capital imposed restrictions on the movement of citizens at risk, we are talking about people over 65 years old and suffering from chronic diseases. Their transport cards in the city were suspended. The mayor of the city, Sergei Sobyanin, expressed the hope that such a measure would help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Also in Moscow, for this purpose, since October 19, schoolchildren from 6th to 11th grades have been transferred to distance learning mode and control over the observance of the glove and mask regime has been strengthened. Students’ social cards have also been suspended. At the same time, the authorities of the capital obliged the business to transfer about 30% of its employees to remote control and introduced a system for identifying visitors to nightclubs, bars and similar entertainment establishments using a QR code.

All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and accessvsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeV Together. Hotline phone: 8 (800) 2000-112.

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