In nine Russian regions, special protective suits from coronavirus for physicians will be enough for a week only. Dagestan, where the most critical situation with the spread of virus is detected, did not report on the remaining reserves. Information has not yet been provided by a number of regions, including Moscow.
“Protective suits will last for a week in the Moscow, Kostroma, Arkhangelsk, Sverdlovsk, Novosibirsk, Magadan regions, as well as in Mari El, Tatarstan and the Primorsky Territory”, - writes Interfax with reference to the words of the head of Roszdravnadzor (Federal Health Supervision Service) Irina Seryogina.
Information on reserves was not provided in Moscow, as well as in the Smolensk, Murmansk, Pskov, Tomsk, Sakhalin regions and in the Republic of Dagestan. In the last region, a critical situation has arisen with the spread of the new virus. Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin drew attention to the problem. The head of the regional Ministry of Health reported that the official data on coronavirus do not include patients with community-acquired pneumonia, which are many times more in the region. A week ago, the number of deaths from community-acquired pneumonia in the region reached 657 people, and the total number of patients with this diagnosis exceeded 13.6 thousand inhabitants. Coronavirus was confirmed only in 3.4 thousand people at that time, another 29 patients died from complications. In Dagestan, a morgue was even urgently repaired, which had been idle for almost ten years. Military doctors were sent to help local doctors.
In the Samara region, chief doctors were threatened with dismissal if their employees refused to work in coronavirus departments. Doctors themselves do not want to work with a new disease without remedies. The problem was noticed by ambulance workers from Togliatti, who were forced to leave the calls without proper protection. As a result, already one paramedic became infected with a new disease.
The number of patients with coronavirus in Russia, according to official figures, exceeded 362.3 thousand people. 3.8 thousand patients have already died from complications. Only a third of those infected have managed to recover.