ArmInfo. The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia reported on measures to combat coronavirus.
According to the report, for the treatment of patients with coronavirus, a total of 19 medical facilities were redeployed, 2,612 beds were deployed, of which 287 were in intensive care units. In addition, construction work is underway at the Erebuni MC to create a new intensive care unit with 40 beds. In one of the buildings of the University Hospital. Mikaelian continues to work on creating an additional bed fund for 140 beds, 40 of which are in the intensive care unit. In "Arabkir" MC, in just 14 days, a module was built to receive young patients with suspected coronavirus. The module is equipped with 8 chambers and 16 beds. Laboratory capacities were also strengthened, new laboratories for PSR tests were created in the Syunik, Lori, and Shirak regions, as a result of which instead of the initial 300 tests for coronavirus per day, up to 2 thousand are now conducted daily. In addition, the MC "Surb Grigor Lusavorich" laboratory re-equipment is being carried out in order to conduct further PCR tests.
As for the technical re-equipment, in particular 159 ventilation devices were purchased and distributed, and by the end of September another 30 devices will be delivered. About 830 mobile oxygen devices, 172500 units of protective clothing, 327 thousand units of protective masks, 440 thousand medical masks, 32 thousand protective glasses, 102 thousand units of gowns were purchased and distributed. For regional redeveloped hospitals, 4 portable digital x-ray machines were purchased; It is planned to purchase two universal x-ray machines. Among medical facilities, 235 patient monitors and 6 ECG devices were distributed.
In order to more efficiently organize the work of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention SNCO, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia, 5 additional ambulances and 6 off-road vehicles were purchased. In addition, 20 ambulances are planned to be purchased for the needs of the healthcare system.
Medicines were also purchased, including the drug "Remdesevir", which will be delivered until July 15 of this year. In addition, the drug Avigan was obtained as humanitarian aid. An information base of medical workers has been created, on the basis of which about 4,500 applications were collected, 1,600 of which were for others specialties. According to applications submitted by medical institutions, About 600 volunteers were involved in the work.
As of July 6, 46 specialists arrived in Armenia from abroad, of which 1 from Germany, 18 from France, 5 from Russia, 11 from Lithuania and 11 from Italy.
During quarantine (February-May), 9225 citizens were isolated in quarantine zones and taken under control, of which 32.8% (3032 people) confirmed coronavirus. As of July 5, a total of 83,500 citizens are self-insulated. As of July 6, 9086 asymptomatic patients or those with a mild illness are under the control of primary care providers.
As of July 6, 123815 laboratory tests were carried out in the republic. In total, 28936 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Armenia, 16302 people recovered, 491 died (mortality rate is estimated at 1.7%). 11984 patients are currently receiving actual treatment. As of July 5, the condition of 516 patients was assessed as severe, and 128 as extremely severe.