Military medics of the Tula airborne unit began work in the covid hospital, organized on the basis of the Tula regional hospital
The medical staff of the airborne troops will provide assistance to medical institutions of the Tula region as part of increasing assistance to the regions in the fight against the new coronavirus infection.
Military medics of the Tula guards airborne unit have started working in the covid hospital, organized on the basis of the Tula regional hospital, where they provide medical assistance to the civilian population undergoing treatment from COVID-19.
The scope of work of the military medics of the airborne troops is very extensive: from emergency room care to intensive care. Their duties include prescribing treatment, examination, pressure measurement, saturation, rounds. The work schedule of the medical staff of the airborne troops is five working days with two days off with day shifts and two working days after two days off with a shift work schedule. All the medical personnel of the airborne troops who arrived to assist colleagues in medical institutions of the Tula region have practical experience of such work in the red zone.
The antikovid hospital for the civilian population of the region, operating on the basis of the Tula regional hospital, is designed for 100 beds, 6 of which are in the intensive care unit. Currently, there is not a single free bed in the medical institution, and there is an acute shortage of qualified medical staff with experience in combating a new coronavirus infection.
Earlier, the President of the Russian Federation gave an order to provide assistance to the regions by the medical personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
In pursuance of this instruction, the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation gave instructions to send an additional more than 100 military medics from the medical units and military medical organizations of the Eastern, Southern and Western military districts, the Northern Fleet, Strategic Missile Forces and airborne troops to provide medical assistance to the population of the Tula region in the fight against COVID-19.