The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation makes an invaluable contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic in Ukraine, said the President of the Association of Anesthesiologists of Ukraine Sergey Dubrov.
According to him, the Foundation began to provide assistance from the first days of the epidemic threat:
“These are equipment, including high-quality artificial ventilation devices, and express tests for the rapid diagnosis of disease, as well as personal protective equipment. This help cannot be overemphasized.”
He also noted the importance of the series for doctors, created by the Foundation together with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the Ministry of Digital Transformation. The goal of the series is to teach doctors how to use modern ALV. Including those that Rinat Akhmetov Foundation will soon deliver to Ukraine.
“This is more than an effective step, since new devices may differ in their operating modes depending on the manufacturer. And thanks to the series, doctor does not need to study multivolume instructions of about 800 pages, you can watch a 10-15-minute professionally filmed movie about this with the participation of an expert anesthesiologist. This makes it much easier to master the new equipment, «noted Sergey Dubrov.
He added that the signing of a Memorandum between the Ministry of Health and the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation on joint organization of consultations for employees of intensive care units is also being prepared.
“Virtual personal rooms will be created in each medical institution with intensive care. Seven expert anesthesiologists will consult the doctors of the department at any time on the conduct of intensive care, the use of one or another mode of operation of mechanical ventilation devices. This will help to choose the most optimal treatment tactics for patients,” explained the head of the Association of Anesthesiologists of Ukraine.
Sergey Dubrov also said that so far there are no drugs that can be confidently called 100% effective medicine for a new infection. Therefore, quarantine and self-isolation are among the most effective tools for containing the epidemic. And the example of Ukraine is a clear confirmation.
“As of April 28, 9410 cases of infection were recorded. This is ten times less than expected. Including thanks to the quarantine. COVID-19 is a completely new virus, and no one can predict how it will behave. Now, hardly anyone can say with certainty whether there will be a second wave or not. But even if quarantine is canceled on May 11, this is not a reason to immediately take off the masks,” added the head anesthesiologist of Ukraine.