Posted 29 сентября 2020,, 12:23

Published 29 сентября 2020,, 12:23

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Ministry of Health: almost 90% of beds for patients with covid are occupied

Ministry of Health: almost 90% of beds for patients with covid are occupied

29 сентября 2020, 12:23
To the date, almost 90% of the 129 beds deployed in Russia are occupied to treat patients with coronavirus infection. The number of beds can be increased if there is such a need, said Aleksey Kuznetsov, Assistant Minister of Health of the Russian Federation.

He pointed out that at the beginning of the pandemic, about 50 thousand beds were prepared in the country for patients with covid, and during a period of high morbidity, this number was increased to 184 thousand.

"In the future, with a decrease in the number of patients and hospitalized, we transferred some of the infectious beds to a reserve - for admitting patients in the main profile and providing planned medical care. Currently, 129,750 beds are deployed for patients with COVID-19, of which 115,500 are occupied, which is 89%. If necessary, in the event of an increase in the incidence, additional beds will be transferred from the reserve for admitting patients with coronavirus", - Alexey Kuznetsov said to TASS.

The assistant minister noted that doctors urge Russians not to test the health care system and to comply with all COVID-19 prevention measures as much as possible, that is, wear masks and gloves, and also avoid visiting crowded places unnecessarily.

Let us note that Moscow has already begun to deploy additional beds in hospitals.

"We are working to ensure the continued availability of sufficient bed capacity. To do this, we begin to introduce reserve capacities, which were mothballed and reserved specifically for infections and were not used to provide other types of medical care, as well as facilities that were used as observators", - said Anastasia Rakova, deputy mayor of the capital for social development.