Thursday, 16 July 2020, 19:28:13
Deputy Prime Minister Yeraly Tugzhanov visited the capital's medical institutions and inspected the implementation of the instructions of the President and decisions of the Interdepartmental Commission on Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Infection.
The first facility visited by the deputy prime minister was the city polyclinic No. 9, which provides outpatient and inpatient care, as well as servicing ambulance calls. Today the polyclinic serves 95 thousand people.
During the pandemic, filter rooms and a provisional department are organized in the polyclinic, where biomaterials are taken for PCR research, and the necessary treatment is prescribed.
At the same time, the head of the Interdepartmental Commission got acquainted with the work of free “online patient reception,” which was launched through the Damumed mobile application. Currently 19 organizations are already connected to this service. In the future, 31 medical organizations of Nur-Sultan will conduct online consultations.
Also, the clinic has organized five mobile teams to relieve the load on the ambulance. These mobile teams serve patients with suspected COVID-19 and pneumonia at home: they are examined by doctors, biomaterials are taken for further PCR studies, and the necessary treatment is prescribed.
Tugzhanov also visited the city ambulance station. Since 2016, the station has been providing emergency prehospital medical care within the guaranteed volume of free medical services. Currently, 1,414 medical workers work here, there are 80 teams and 124 vehicles.
It should be noted that today there is a decrease in calls to the ambulance. If on June 22, 2020, there were 4.3 thousand calls per day, then on July 16 — 1.9 thousand calls per day. In particular, there was a decrease in requests for KVI — from 500 to 254 per day. The number of calls decreased from 3 thousand to 1.3 thousand per day.
Deputy Prime Minister Tugzhanov also inspected the work of the city multidisciplinary hospital No. 2, which is the only hospital that accepts patients in all profiles. The hospital provides a round-the-clock reception of patients, both by ambulance and self-referral. On average, about 300 patients apply daily: 200 — for emergency medical care, and 100 — for self-referral and referrals from polyclinics.
The hospital also has 30 infectious beds for patients with coronavirus infection, as well as 9 beds in the intensive care unit with all the necessary medical equipment, including ventilators.
The staff of specialists of the multidisciplinary hospital No. 2 in Nur-Sultan numbers more than 1,700 highly qualified employees, of which 500 are doctors. More than 200 hospital employees got ill, of which about 150 people recovered and returned to work.
During the meeting with medical workers, Tugzhanov expressed his gratitude to all medical workers and noted their daily labor feat, calling doctors and medical workers the heroes of today.
At the same time, during a conversation with the deputy prime minister, doctors on behalf of their colleagues expressed concern about the premiums to health workers, to which Tugzhanov assured that all necessary payments to medical workers will be transferred in full.
In addition, the issue of further provision of medical institutions with medicines was discussed separately. Today, medical institutions are 100% provided with medicines. The head of the Interdepartmental Commission instructed the Ministry of Healthcare and SK-Pharmacy LLP to provide a monthly supply of drugs in all medical institutions of the country.
It should be noted that in comparison with the last month, the workload of metropolitan hospitals decreased by 34%, and the number of beds increased by 2,705.