East China’s Jiangsu province has gone all out to cut the risk of COVID -19 infection and safeguard people’s life and health by strengthening medical services at the grassroots level. Let’s take a close look.
This is 2pm. In the Neurology Ward of Yugou Central Hospital of Huaiyin District, Huai'an City, doctors were checking the recovery of Wu Cuihua, a 83-year-old patient.
Infected with COVID-19 and complicated with multiple basic diseases such as hypertension, the old woman was judged to be at risk of developing serious conditions. The doctors admitted her to hospital and used a ventilator for her. At present, she is in stable condition.
The patient’s family member said that they sent the patient to the county hospital before, but it is far from their home. This time they sent the patient to Yugou Hospital. Due to the good treatment she is now in stable condition.
As a regional medical and health center in rural areas, Yugou Central Health Center undertakes medical services and preventive health care for 400000 people around.
Since December last year, the hospital has been adding beds and strengthening drug reserves, and has also started to use ventilators and equipped with 150 pulse oximeters.
Li Xia, President of Yugou Central Health Center, Huaiyin District, Huai'an City, said that in this round of epidemic prevention and control, they have set up three new respiratory wards and more than 200 respiratory beds. In terms of drug reserves, they store the drugs at 5 times, the amount of drug reserves used in the same period last year, effectively ensuring the diagnosis and treatment needs of COVID-19 patients.
Elderly people over 65 years old, pregnant women, children, and hemodialysis patients are the key groups in the prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19 infection. Recently, Jiangsu has carried out risk-based hierarchical and classified services, and strengthened early detection, early identification, early intervention and early referral of severe risk-prone people.
Zhu Hua, Deputy Director of Moling Community Health Service Center, Jiangning District, Nanjing, said that their center will expand the coverage of diagnosis and treatment and play the role of sentinel of grass-roots hospitals through the form of family doctor team visiting the Internet online diagnosis and treatment mobile vehicle.
At the same time, more medical resources such as antiviral drugs and oxygen therapy equipment are also distributed to primary medical and health institutions. All community hospitals in Suzhou are equipped with Pfizer’s COVID-19 oral medication and domestic COVID-19 antiviral Azovudine tablets. With doctors' guidance and evaluation, patients can use them after obtaining prescriptions.