Current status of COVID-19 outbreak as of 21.04.2020
Confirmed cases – 31
6 persons recovered
9 persons waiting for test results
113 persons with negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test results
General information on work of the Health Department of Dnipro City Council
On March 22, 2020, due to a quarantine an emergency transfer of patients from the City Clinical Hospital №21 named after prof. E. G. Popkova of Dnipro City Council to other hospitals in the city was made. As of today, the above hospital provides medical care solely to the patients with coronavirus.
Four Mobile Teams of qualified medical workers operate in Dnipro. If considered necessary, the number of the Teams will be increased.
To collect samples for screening for coronavirus infection with PCR (polymerase chain reaction) system health workers visit patients at home. All medical workers are provided with individual protective gear and visit potentially infected persons according to a particular algorithm approved by the Health Department. Since 03.04.2020 Mobile Team has made 174 visits and examined 451 patients (6 positive results).
It is up only to a family physician to decide if there is a necessity to call for the Mobile Team. The examination is free of charge.
Measures taken against COVID-19
- All medical workers engaged in treatment and fight against COVID-19 will be paid a higher salary;
- Social initiative of Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov. 38 000 Easter cakes were delivered by activists and social service providers to socially vulnerable groups – senior citizens, disabled people, families of the deceased participants of Anti Terroristic Operation / Joint Forces Operation, struggling families. The initiative was supported by volunteers and benefactors;
- Special twenty-four-hour platform providing assistance to senior citizens continues to operate in Dnipro. For now, 11 193 product sets were delivered to the elderly. The food was provided by product networks, joint project “Order food for Grandma and Grandpa”, volunteers and caring citizens;
- Due to observation of epidemiological surveillance checkpoints are mounted at city’s entries for the period of a quarantine. Temporary facilities, electricity, protection fence and caution signals are installed. The guards (staff of Municipal Guard, National Guard, Police, hospitals, State Emergency Service of Ukraine) check temperature of those entering the city. If temperature is above the norm, medical workers are called. They decide if hospital admission is necessary. Dnipro City Council is responsible for providing water and 3-time meals to all checkpoints.
More details soon