As part of the first phase, 700 beds in the University’s clinical hospitals No.2 and No.4 have been repurposed. Another 1,300 beds will be ready by 13 April.
A coronavirus hospital opened in Khamovniki at the clinic of Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University in Pogodinskaya Street. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and Russian Minister of Healthcare Mikhail Murashko visited the facility.
The Moscow Mayor expressed gratitude to the Minister of Healthcare of Russia and all those who have actively participated in the work. Mikhail Murashko, in turn, thanked the doctors who had repurposed the hospital in a very short time and made it ready to provide medical assistance.
Coronavirus centres will open at four clinical hospitals of Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. The first phase includes 700 beds repurposed, with 400 beds in University Clinical Hospital No.2 (Vasilenko Wing, 1 Pogodinskaya Street) and 300 beds in Clinical Hospital No.4 (15 Dovatora Street).
Vasilenko Wing (Propaedeutics of Internal Diseases, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinic) in Pogodinskaya Street has been supplied with artificial lung ventilators. There is also a CT scanner, the most efficient appliance for diagnosing pneumonia, with 12 intensive care beds arranged. To prevent the spread of infection, the healthcare facility has now 'clean' and 'contaminated' zones and decontamination stations (airlocks).
By 13 April, Sechenov University clinics are to have another 1,300 beds, including 500 beds in University Clinical Hospital No.3 (Kozhevnikov Clinic for Nervous Diseases and Tareyev Wing), and 800 beds in University Clinical Hospital No.1.
167 Sechenov University interns with a degree in medicine or paediatrics work now in Moscow polyclinics as general practitioners. A total of 730 interns of Moscow universities are currently engaged in Moscow polyclinics. They all have certificates confirming they have passed the admission exam for medical or pharmaceutical activities as paramedical staff. Also, interns have passed initial accreditation to work as therapists. Before they started working, they had mastered EMIAS system and have been properly briefed on assistance to patients with suspected COVID-19.
Besides, more than 100 Sechenov University students volunteer, providing targeted assistance to self-isolated elderly and disabled people, and help healthcare workers in Moscow hospitals.
To date, COVID-19 patients are admitted in 13 federal, city, and private hospitals. Among them are the City Healthcare Centre in Kommunarka, Infectious Diseases Clinical Hospitals No. 1 and No. 2, the hospital on Shabolovka, Bashlyayeva Children's City Clinical Hospital, Sklifosovsky Research Institute, Vorokhobov City Clinical Hospital No.67 (new perinatal building), Filatov City Clinical Hospital No.15, Morozovskaya Children's Clinical Hospital, Children's Infectious Diseases Clinical Hospital No.6 (for newborns), City Clinical Hospital No.52, Lapino Clinical Hospital, and Medsi Group of Companies Hospital.