MINSK, 22 January (BelTA) – The number of patients with coronavirus-associated pneumonia is decreasing. Thus, some hospitals, previously re-purposed to treat COVID-19 patients, are returning to their routine operation, Head of the Main Health Management Department of the Healthcare Ministry Aleksandr Patseyev told reporters, BelTA has learned.
“We are closely monitoring the incidence of coronavirus infection; it is decreasing. Thus, more beds that were taken up by COVID-19 patients are released,” Aleksandr Patseyev said. This is happening all over the country.
For example, Minsk Gynecological Hospital, Maternity Hospital No. 2 and Municipal Hospital No. 11 will resume their routine operation on 25 January. Municipal Hospital No. 11 will run rehabilitation programs (185 beds will be meant for this). Departments of Municipal Hospital No. 1 as well as the National Medical Rehabilitation Hospital in Aksakovschina will begin their normal operation on 1 February.
Hospitals in other regions are also returning to the routine mode of operation.
Aleksandr Patseyev noted that Belarus is trying to maintain a reasonable balance between treating coronavirus patients and providing routine medical services.