Nur-Sultan provides additional beds for coronavirus patients, suspends hospitalization
Mayor of Nur-Sultan Altai Kulginov reported that the city provided 400 more hospital beds to place patients with heart attack, stroke and diabetes who are suspected to have coronavirus.
“Earlier, patients with pneumonia and viral respiratory infections were placed in separate wards where they were additionally tested for coronavirus. This allowed to timely find the infection at an early stage,” he said.
The city’s Mayor explained how asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 are treated.
“Medical workers monitor the health condition of the asymptomatic carriers of the virus and advise them on all issues via video calls and other communication channels. Patients are taken to hospital in case of the symptoms appearance,” he said.
The planned hospitalization in Nur-Sultan’s hospitals was suspended due to the deterioration of epidemiological situation. The capital’s healthcare department again mainly focused on those infected with COVID-19.
“The planned hospitalization for conservative and surgical treatment in the city’s hospitals has been suspended since June 15, 2020,” said the department.
Surgeries and hospitalization are planned to be performed only in emergency cases.
During the state of emergency from mid-March to May 11, the planned hospitalization has also been suspended in the city. All hospitals in Nur-Sultan provide emergency assistance in full.