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Russia: Medical students help doctors treat COVID-19 patients at St. Petersburg hospital04:17

Russia: Medical students help doctors treat COVID-19 patients at St. Petersburg hospital

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
December 5, 2020 at 01:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

A temporary hospital has been set up at Saint Petersburg's Lenexpo exhibition complex to treat patients with COVID-19.

Doctors are assisted in their work by students of medical institutions. Students who have a doctor's diploma and continue their studies in clinical residency in the first or second-year work as doctor trainees.

Senior students and college graduates work as nurses, while junior year students work as junior medical assistants. A total of 72 entry-level medical workers are employed at the hospital.

"For example, doctor interns: first of all they are filling out medical documentation, examining patients, doing thermometry, pulse oximetry, and they are in the process of learning, in general, our speciality, we are all infectious disease specialists now, regardless of our primary speciality," Maxim Kabanov, the head of the hospital for War Veterans, told journalists.

The pavilion, where medium and heavy patients are treated, has 295 beds, 15 of which are accessible to intensive care. Oxygen is supplied to each bed, so the bed stock can be reduced or increased depending on need.

"These conditions are quite decent. The staff is very good, friendly - from doctors to nurses. Wonderful volunteers, not one harsh word, [they] always come on time. The living conditions are acceptable," Olga, one of the hospital's patients said.

A total of 523 patients were discharged from the hospital in November - on average, about 30 people with go home every day.

Russia: Medical students help doctors treat COVID-19 patients at St. Petersburg hospital04:17
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A temporary hospital has been set up at Saint Petersburg's Lenexpo exhibition complex to treat patients with COVID-19.

Doctors are assisted in their work by students of medical institutions. Students who have a doctor's diploma and continue their studies in clinical residency in the first or second-year work as doctor trainees.

Senior students and college graduates work as nurses, while junior year students work as junior medical assistants. A total of 72 entry-level medical workers are employed at the hospital.

"For example, doctor interns: first of all they are filling out medical documentation, examining patients, doing thermometry, pulse oximetry, and they are in the process of learning, in general, our speciality, we are all infectious disease specialists now, regardless of our primary speciality," Maxim Kabanov, the head of the hospital for War Veterans, told journalists.

The pavilion, where medium and heavy patients are treated, has 295 beds, 15 of which are accessible to intensive care. Oxygen is supplied to each bed, so the bed stock can be reduced or increased depending on need.

"These conditions are quite decent. The staff is very good, friendly - from doctors to nurses. Wonderful volunteers, not one harsh word, [they] always come on time. The living conditions are acceptable," Olga, one of the hospital's patients said.

A total of 523 patients were discharged from the hospital in November - on average, about 30 people with go home every day.

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