ArmInfo. One doctor and one ambulance driver have been diagnosed with Coronavirus (COVID-19). Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Armenia Arsen
Torosyan said at a March 26 press conference. According to the minister, the identification of coronavirus among the medical staff is quite expected, since they often come in contact with patients. It was previously reported that one nurse was diagnosed with COVID-19 . Torosyan noted that nothing threatens her life, as well as the lives of the infected doctor and ambulance driver.
Speaking about the high workload of the medical staff in connection with the situation with the coronavirus, the minister informed that good living conditions were created for all medical workers, and they are provided with transport and food. Those who refuse to spend the night at home because of fears of infecting their loved ones have the opportunity to live in a hotel.
Torosyan also said that about 50 doctors attended coronavirus retraining courses, and are ready to replace their colleagues on duty, or to carry out their mission in those medical centers that are also allocated for COVID-19 treatment. In addition, similar courses are organized for narrow specialists: for example, taking into account the fact that some patients with cooronavirus are located in the orthopedics center, orthopedists also passed the corresponding courses. This process, according to Torosyan, will be continued.
According to the latest data, 290 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the republic, 18 people recovered, 1315 tests carried out gave a negative result.