The death of the chief physician of the city hospital No. 20 and the deputy of the regional legislature, Yuri Dronov, was confirmed by the head of the information policy department of the regional legislature, Gennady Gordeyev, to the Podyem newspaper.
"It turns out that I didn't save myself. He really had a coronavirus with severe lung damage - that's a fact. Unfortunately, very quickly he developed an illness: three weeks ago I called him, consulted, he was alive and well", - said Gordeyev.
According to DonNews, the 59-year-old physician was admitted to the intensive care unit of a covid hospital, located on the territory of the hospital he headed. The doctor's condition has improved recently. He began to walk on his own and managed with minimal oxygen flow. Later he was transferred to the regional hospital No. 2.
Note that the portal 161.ru reported the death of 13 patients in a covid hospital located on the basis of the 20th city hospital. According to the publication, citing a high-ranking source in the regional government, patients suffocated during a long pause in the supply of medical oxygen. Five people died in intensive care, the rest - in the hospital department.
"Oxygen [constantly] was not enough, and on October 12 it was not for two hours [in a row] on all floors. Even those who had oxygen, like fish that were thrown out of the water, caught air with gills", - said a source in the health system.
At the same time, the health department of Rostov-on-Don denies the problem with the supply of the hospital.
Recall that the Rostov region is one of the five leaders in terms of the number of daily increases in detected cases of coronavirus.