Temporary coronavirus facilities at city hospitals

October 26
Healthcare

Moscow is making use of the additional facilities it has to combat COVID-19.

“Temporary hospitals at the largest Moscow clinics were established during the spring wave of the pandemic and kept in reserve just in case the epidemiological situation got worse. Some of them are already taking in COVID patients. Such facilities are to be found at Vorokhobov City Hospital No. 67 and Hospital No. 52, as well as the medical complex in Kommunarka, the Sklifosovsky Research Institute of Emergency Medicine, the Clinical Hospital of Infectious Diseases No. 2 and some other places,” said Anastasia Rakova, Moscow Deputy Mayor for Social Development.

The temporary hospitals are situated where it’s convenient for doctors to move their patients from coronavirus facilities at Moscow clinics.

All the beds are equipped with oxygen delivery devices, with facilities that make patients comfortable and that are safe for the medical workers. These sort of hospitals make use of a clinic’s electricity and heating system. Each ward has one bathroom and also a television.

At the moment, there are almost 50 temporary facilities at 16 city hospitals, with a total capacity of 3,000 beds. If needed, these additional beds can promptly be used for the treatment of coronavirus patients. This means that the hospitals can continue providing other people with emergency and planned care.

Moscow has a sufficient reserve of beds, including at temporary hospitals and at the Krylatskoye Ice Palace, the Sokolniki exhibition centre, the Moskva automobile dealership centre and Pavilion No. 75 at VDNKh. These facilities have already been admitting coronavirus patients.

Temporary hospitals do not differ from any other comprehensive COVID clinic in terms of the equipment and capacities. All of them are part of the city network, and ambulance dispatchers can monitor where beds are free online.

All epidemiological requirements are taken care of at temporary hospitals, in particular, safety checkpoints and zones, special wards, as well as medical treatment rooms, staff rooms, oxygen delivery devices, plus storage rooms for medical equipment and PPE.

Source: mos.ru

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