Saint Petersburg and Turkmenistan held an online meeting on medical issues
Representatives of leading medical institutions and universities of Saint Petersburg took part in the working meeting. The parties agreed to cooperate in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
The event was held under the auspices of the Committee for External Relations of Saint-Petersburg. It was attended by the first Deputy Chairman of the healthcare Committee of Saint-Petersburg Andrey Saran and the special representative of the Governor on issues of health Arfenia Ter-Minasova. The Turkmen delegation was headed by Deputy Minister of health and medical industry Chari Agamyradov.
Saint Petersburg and Ashgabat agreed not only to exchange experience in the prevention of COVID-19, but also to visit each other – of course after the epidemiological situation stabilizes.
Saint Petersburg doctors also told their colleagues about the experience of treating coronavirus infection. At the peak of the epidemic 21 hospitals received patients with COVID-19 in the city. Pediatric University was also on the list. The most «severe» children who had tumors, leukemia and other serious diseases in addition to the coronavirus were delivered to the specialized Department of the SPbSPMU Clinic.
The head of the Department for the treatment of patients with COVID-19, Svetlana Bannova, told how the hospital was organized and what schemes were used to treat small patients.
- The authors of the Ministry of health's guidelines for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the coronavirus infection include five specialists from the Pediatric University. We have serious experience in treating children with this disease. And we are ready to share this experience if our Turkmen colleagues need it, ─ said Yuri Alexandrovich, Vice-rector for postgraduate and additional education at SPbSPMU, who participated in the meeting.
Representatives of other medical institutions also expressed their readiness to cooperate: Botkin hospital, Almazov National Medical Research Centre and North-western State Medical University named after I.I.Mechnikov.
Date of publication: 30.07.2020