ArmInfo.The mobilized forces will allow Armenia to counteract the coronavirus for a long time. The head of the RA Ministry of Health Arsen Torosyan stated this from the parliamentary rostrum on March 25.
Torosyan informed that work is currently underway to increase beds in medical facilities allocated for the treatment of patients with coronavirus. The matter concerns Clinical Infectious diseases Hospital "Nork", Police Hospital, Orthopedics Center and MC "Surb Astvatsatsin". In total, their bed capacity is 650 beds. In addition, patients with mild or no symptoms are treated in the infectious wards of Vanadzor and Gyumri medical centers.
Given the increasing cases of coronavirus, several treatment options for patients are being considered. For example, patients without symptoms or with mild symptoms can receive treatment not in a hospital, but in a quarantine zone or at home - while ensuring medical control. In the worst case scenario, that is, with a sharp increase in cases of coronavirus, treatment of patients can be organized in the hall type rooms, which were not originally intended for the provision of medical services. The Minister informed that at the moment there are 42 mechanical ventilation devices for the treatment of patients with coronavirus, of which only one is currently used - for a patient who is in serious condition. A process is underway to acquire seven more ventilation devices. Torosyan informed that the shortage of ventilation devices is observed all over the world, and China is their main supplier. As for European countries, some of them, due to the lack of this equipment, have imposed restrictions on its export. Despite this, Armenia continues to work towards the acquisition of an additional number of mechanical ventilation devices. To recall, 265 cases of coronavirus were detected in Armenia, 16 people recovered.