On April 7, the Russian Defense Ministry released an update on its ongoing anti-COVID-19 operation in Serbia (source):
Two teams of Russian military doctors began receiving patients suspected of having a coronavirus infection after disinfection at the medical clinical center named after Dragos Misevic in the Serbian capital Belgrade.
At the initial stage, Russian doctors studied the organization of the treatment process, got acquainted with the diagnostic equipment and the specifics of the work of their Serbian colleagues. Military specialists are conducting a comprehensive diagnosis of patients, gathering medical history, formulate and propose treatment strategies on the basis of international standards of medical care. Due to the large number of cases and the associated high burden on the hospital’s medical staff, the assistance of Russian specialists was highly appreciated by Serbian colleagues.
Five more medical and nursing teams were sent to assess the epidemiological situation in the cities of Chupria, Novi Pazar, Cacak, Leskovac and Kragujevac. They advise their Serbian colleagues on the organization of quarantine and disinfection measures, and share their experience in the treatment of highly pathogenic diseases. One medical team is on standby to respond to emergency changes in the epidemiological situation, as well as daily monitoring of the health of Russian military personnel.
NBC protection units and special military equipment carried out sanitary treatment at the Belgrade infectious diseases hospital and the “Zemun” clinical center, which are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus infection in the capital. Most of the patients suspected of having COVID-19 disease are brought here for initial diagnosis, and then distributed according to the degree of complexity of the disease to other medical institutions.
Another group of specialists disinfected the city hospital of Valevo, which is also the leader in the number of cases in Serbia. At the end of the day, more than 45 thousand square meters of premises and 20 thousand square meters of hospital territory were processed.
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