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01 June 2020, 13:48

COVID-19 follow-up care in focus of Belarus' healthcare system

Dmitry Pinevich. An archive photo
Dmitry Pinevich. An archive photo

MINSK, 1 June (BelTA) – Belarus' healthcare service seeks to prevent possible health issues in people who recovered from COVID-19, Belarus' First Deputy Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich told BelTA.

The deputy minister emphasized the importance of a multi-tier treatment, as well as follow-up care. Follow-up care is provided by the Masherov Hospital for People Disabled During the Great Patriotic War, the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Aksakovshchina, two sanatoriums of the Labor and Social Security Ministry, and Speleotherapy Hospital in Soligorsk. “We are now planning policy measures to prevent the health impacts that might develop in patients recovering from COVID-19,” Dmitry Pinevich noted.

Photos courtesy of the Healthcare Ministry
Photos courtesy of the Healthcare Ministry

On 31 May the deputy minister inspected Minsk City Hospital No.2. He noted that the medical staff sticks to a clear-cut algorithm, including in the so-called ‘red zone'. Patients receive adequate treatment. According to Dmitry Pinevich, this time he was interested not only in patients 'condition. He asked patients where they think they could catch the infection. It is very important indeed to find it out. “The public health service of Minsk submits daily reports where it specifies the people each patient contacted,” Dmitry Pinevich noted.

A plan has been drafted for hospitals re-purposed to treat coronavirus patients to return to their usual mode of operation. Minsk hospitals are gradually switching to their routine work.

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