The hospital in Nadym is ready to meet the coronavirus
15:26 18 марта 2020
Категории: News in English
The algorithm of actions of medical personnel in case of suspicion of the new coronavirus infection was worked out, and readiness of the department of infectious diseases of the hospital to receive patients from 6 municipalities of the region was monitored in the district hospital of Nadym in cooperation with the department of healthcare of Yamal. According to the plan for routing patients with the suspected coronavirus in the arctic region signed by the department of healthcare of Yamal, patients from Salekhard, Labytnangi, Shuryshkarskiy, Priuralskiy, Yamalskiy and Nadymskiy districts will be delivered to Nadym. In addition to the district hospital of Nadym, the list includes hospitals in Noviy Urengoy, Tarko-Salye, Krasnoselkoup and Noyabrsk.
Today the head doctor of the district hospital of Nadym Natalia Kaliberda told representatives of the town and regional mass media about structure of Melzer boxes, where it is planned to place patients with the coronavirus infection.
“We have a separate two-storey building; the structure of the department of infectious diseases has Melzer boxes. This is a room with a separate entrance and a separate exit, there is a sanitary pass, a bathroom. In addition, separate ventilation. There is necessary equipment, lung ventilators, oxygen supply, and if necessary, another intensive care unit can be deployed. There are enough medicaments and personal protective equipment for medical workers — protective suits, respirators, disposable masks”, Natalia Kaliberda told a correspondent of the news agency “Sever — Press”.
She underlined that the personnel had received practical and theoretical training in work with a suspected coronavirus patient. According to her, in addition, training sessions will be organized in cooperation with employees of the office of Rospotrebnadzor (the Federal Service on Customers’ Rights Protection and Human Well-being Surveillance), ambulance stations and hospitals to work out the algorithm for hospitalization of a patient with the coronavirus infection.
“Today the hospital personnel — doctors, middle and junior medical staff and others — are ready to receive patients with the coronavirus infection. They were trained. If patients with the coronavirus infection appear, the building will be closed to the public. Not only patients will be isolated, but also doctors themselves. This means that the building will be closed along with the medical personnel till the last patient has a negative test result. The hospital employees know all measures of protection and algorithms of action for the coronavirus infection. Today the hospital of infectious diseases prepared beds, and if necessary, it is possible to double their number”, Natalia Kaliberda said.
Issues of immediate isolation of people with the suspected coronavirus and arrangement of medical monitoring of persons, who were in contact with them, were worked out for today. Measures were taken to train medical personnel.
Hospitals have everything necessary: individual boxes are ready, teams were created and equipped with medicaments and medical equipment that will work only with such patients around the clock. The hospital is fully equipped with personal protective equipment, protective clothing for doctors and staff and antiseptic products.