“We Are Officers of the Medical Service”. Chief Physician of the Temporary Hospital At Sokolniki on Assistance To Patience
The situation with coronavirus infection is getting tenser in Moscow every day. The incidence curve is going up, and a thousand people are hospitalized in metropolitan hospitals daily. Temporary hospitals have already been opened to treat patients with COVID-19 as this will allow timely provision of medical care to residents. One of the complexes operates at the Sokolniki Museum and Educational Centre. The hospital is assigned to the city clinical hospital named after F.I. Inozemtsev.
More than a thousand beds are placed, modern equipment is installed and a laboratory is deployed here. An observational center is located in the pavilions nearby. There are sick people who do not need inpatient care, but cannot be treated at home.
The hospital was deployed in the spring in 35 days on the basis of the Sokolniki Exhibition Complex; it includes a total of 1200 beds. The beds in the hospital are equipped with all the necessary equipment: an oxygen supply system, personnel call buttons, local lights, stands for intravenous infusions. There are separate male and female zones. An observatory was also opened for receiving infected patients without clinical manifestations of the disease.
In total, there are 516 staff per 550 patients in the hospital, including 70 doctors and 150 nurses.
What is the peculiarity of such a complex, how do doctors support patients and what do doctors themselves think about working with COVID-19? These and other questions were answered by Alexander Mitichkin, Chief Physician of the city clinical hospital named after F.I. Inozemtsev, at mos.ru.