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In Sevastopol, they are preparing for an attack of an omicron-strain of coronavirus

CrimeaPRESS reports:

In Sevastopol, the operational headquarters discussed the spread of a new omicron strain of coronavirus. The meeting was chaired by Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev, who the day before took part in the work of the Presidium of the Coordinating Council to Combat the Spread of Coronavirus Infection under the leadership of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. According to the head of Sevastopol, the mass distribution of the Omicron strain in the region is expected in the next two weeks. The key feature of the new wave is the rapid increase in the number of detected cases.

Due to the sharp increase in morbidity, we will greatly increase the burden on primary health care. Therefore, it is necessary to establish work in three directions: to strengthen the work of the contact center 50, prepare hospitals and optimize drug delivery at home — for this you need to involve not only medical personnel, but also volunteers , — the press service of the Government of Sevastopol quotes the governor.

The main criterion for the severity of the epidemiological situation during the spread of a new strain is not the number of detected cases, but the number of hospitalized patients. So, according to the profile vice-governor Alexander Kulagin, over the past week in Sevastopol, despite the increase in the incidence, the hospitalization rate decreased by 8%.

The number of cases increased by 42%, the main coefficients and growth rates. To date, the free bed fund is %. In the hospital there is 80 a person older than 60 years is on 32 less than a week earlier. We take a PCR test from almost everyone who treats with signs of SARS,” the deputy governor notes.

Mikhail Razvozhaev stressed that all medical staff should be able to conduct rapid testing:

It is important that in case of a positive result, treatment is immediately prescribed and the necessary set of medicines is issued. There is no need to involve employees and wait for the test results — for express testing, the patient should be visited once.

During the meeting of the operational headquarters, it was decided to extend the high alert regime in Sevastopol until 31 March 2022 of the year. Mikhail Razvozhaev also gave a number of instructions:

  • to the Department of Health to ensure the smooth operation of medical institutions, ambulance services, hotlines and services 60 in conditions of a sharp increase in morbidity;
  • organize the delivery of food, medicines for outpatients, the work of call centers, as well as assistance to primary health care with the involvement of students, volunteers, including members of the headquarters of «We are together» and colleagues from the ONF, to interact with citizens, especially older people;

    provide a supply of drugs in both outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as a supply of oxygen and personal protective equipment;

Digital Development Department to ensure the smooth operation of the call center 135 and hospital call centers

to the Department of Public Security — strengthen control over restrictive measures taken by legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, especially in terms of transferring employees over the age to remote work 32 years old and those with chronic diseases;

  • the Transport Department to continue monitoring compliance with the mask regime in public transport;
  • to the Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population — to ensure an unannounced extension of measures of social support for citizens;
  • all organizations and government bodies — to switch to a remote format of work and meetings. In case of special need, the number of meeting participants should be reduced to Human.
  • Now the most important task is revaccination and the third booster dose. This will help maintain the level of collective immunity and hope that if people get sick, then in a mild form. All measures that are necessary to reduce the rate of spread must be taken and observed. It is not advisable to introduce additional restrictions , says Mikhail Razvozhaev.

    As a reminder, according to the decree of the Governor, the following requirements continue to apply in the city:

    transfer to remote work until 32% of the headcount of employees aged over 42 years and employees with chronic diseases;

    ensuring that employees are vaccinated at a level of at least 80% of the staff — this applies to healthcare organizations, education, social protection, trade, catering, hotels, beauty salons, fitness centers, theaters, cinemas , postal service, MFC;

    unvaccinated citizens over the age of 60 years, with the exception of those who have been ill with a coronavirus infection, it is necessary to observe the self-isolation regime, except when seeking medical help, moving to the nearest place of purchase goods, etc.


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