South Ossetian Chief Sanitary Doctor recommends observing self-isolation and recommendations of epidemiologists

Thu, 07/05/2020 - 23:28

The Russian Federation provides comprehensive assistance in the fight against coronavirus infection, and primarily helped to train South Ossetian laboratory doctors at the Stavropol Anti-Plague Institute, said Marina Kochieva, head of the South Ossetian Consumer Supervision Committee.

Russia, according to the chief sanitary doctor, has handed over ten test systems to the Republic. “So far, there are 300-350 people in the reserve of tests, and about 243 studies have been done according to the data on the morning of May 7,” she said.

Regarding the condition of patients, they are all clinically healthy and their coronavirus is completely asymptomatic. “They all feel good. Sometimes the temperature rises to 37 degrees. But at the same time, it must be noted that COVID-19 carries each individual person differently. As a rule, young people tolerate it easily, sometimes of moderate severity. In general, the infection is dangerous for the elderly, with reduced immunity and with chronic diseases,” the epidemiologist believes.

Concerning further forecasts on the spread of coronavirus, she noted that the restrictive measures taken by the authorities of the Republic earlier were timely and correct, and at each period in different, but necessary volumes.

“This is what allowed us to prevent the virus from reaching the people. And the first case was recorded by a citizen who came to South Ossetia through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Only a week later, in quarantine, the person began to temperature, the test showed a positive result. But for all those in contact with him, the tests are negative, but we will conduct the repeated studies on the tenth day. All studies are carried out within the framework of prescribed and established norms and recommendations,” said Kochieva.

The sanitary doctor believes that their laboratory is a good help for South Ossetian medical workers who, after laboratory tests, can determine the further tactics of treating the patient.

According to her, in those countries where with all responsibility the population and relevant departments approached the solution of the problem, the result is positive.

“In countries where regulations and recommendations are ignored, the situation is deplorable. Unfortunately, the virus is already inside our Republic. And each person at his level should make every effort to prevent the infection from going beyond the walls of medical institutions, ”Kochieva said.

The Republic’s chief sanitary doctor urges citizens to refrain from visiting crowded places, keep children at home, avoid close contact and stay in the same room with people who have visible signs of SARS, wash their hands with soap and water thoroughly after returning from the street, contacts with strangers , disinfect gadgets, office equipment and the surfaces you touch.

The chief sanitary officer asks to limit, if possible, a welcome hug and handshake and to use personal items of personal hygiene. But if a person felt unwell, then the head of South Ossetian Consumer Supervision Committee asks to stay at home and, if his health worsens, call a doctor, inform him of his place of stay over the past two weeks, possible contacts and strictly follow the recommendations of a medical professional.

“In addition, it is necessary to minimize contacts with healthy people, especially the elderly and people with chronic diseases, and it is better for one person to take care of the sick,” the chief sanitary doctor of South Ossetia believes.

Marina Kochieva emphasized that everyone is equal before the coronavirus, and therefore everyone should treat the quarantine measures with understanding and responsibility, and implement the recommendations of the Committee as much as possible.

In addition, the regime of self-isolation remains an important point, and Kochieva asks the population of South Ossetia to observe it as much as possible, and not to ignore the basic requirements of the relevant services.

"Only then can we localize the virus in the walls of medical institutions," she said.

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