In one of the largest hospitals of Russia – research Institute of ambulance of a name of Canalize in Saint-Petersburg – cov has infected more than 100 employees, writes “Medusa”.
Of more than 2 thousand working in the facility medical staff fell ill, according to official figures, 111 people. The interlocutors of “Medusa” in the Institute believe that in reality the number of cases almost twice as high.
According to the Russian media about an outbreak of the disease in the Institute, which officially is not a core facility for treatment of people infected with coronavirus, it became known on April 24.
Despite the growing number of cases, staff has not issued special individual protection means. The interlocutor of “Medusa”, said that doctors working in the conventional masks and construction goggles.
“We in the emergency Department no one gave a [PPE]. And what we have in the receiver revealed pneumonia and in other hospitals were transferred – all do not care. [We had] the cheapest mask and cap. Then, when mass began to be ill, were given glasses of building is disgusting,” said one of the employees who got infected with coronavirus and is now being treated at home.
Another source suggested that the mass infection of physicians cited “lack of PPE, plus careless attitude of the authorities, plus the belated measures to prevent contamination of the employees.” According to him, when the doctors started testing for the coronavirus, the doctors were forced to stand in long queues for testing, and the temperature at the staff at the entrance to the hospital started to measure only last week.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
For information, American University, Johns Hopkins, the world is confirmed by more than 3.2 million cases of infection with coronavirus, more 982,8 thousand patients have recovered, 227,8 thousand died.
Russia ranks eighth in the world in the number of infected with the coronavirus in the country 114,4 thousand of cases, 1.1 million of them died.