The meeting discussed a set of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov and the Governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko took part in the meeting.
The meeting focused on the issues of building an effective patient routing and providing outpatient, emergency and planned medical care. They also addressed some vital organizational issues, including financing under the compulsory medical insurance programme, conversion of beds, interacting with staff, and involving residents and PhD students in the delivery of medical care, if necessary. The Minister of Health called special attention to helping patients with chronic diseases.
Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko learned about the work of the regional situation centre at Almazov Centre that launched a website and a hotline providing 24/7 support for medical specialists by experts of Almazov Centre and instructions for organizing a telemedicine consultation for patients.
Also, the Minister was able to see how the Control Centre works to analyze the situation inside Almazov Centre around the clock. Using the information analysis system, it monitors all movements of patients in the clinics, the workload of departments, the timeliness of treatment and diagnostic services. Patients with fevers and pneumonia were taken under special control, especially those emergently admitted with community-acquired pneumonia. Dynamic clinical reports are issued for these patients daily to quickly assess changes in their condition.