The majority (85.4%) of physicians involved in the coronavirus vaccination complained of overwork at work, according to a survey in the Doctor’s Handbook mobile application (its results published RBC).
More than half of the respondents named a large amount of paperwork among the reasons for overtime (55.8%). Another 53.9% complained about the lack of specialists, 36.5% named a large number of patients. 66.6% of the respondents said that the quality of the provision of planned medical care has decreased against the background of the vaccination campaign.
More than 81% of doctors said they had to stay late at work. 22.8% stay for another hour, 23.6% – for two hours, 35% – for three or more. Only 18.6% of respondents leave on time. 70% attributed the delays to planned work that was not related to vaccination. 40.4% said that the introduction of data on vaccinated is a long process, due to which processing takes place.
Semyon Halperin, President of the League for the Protection of Doctors, told RBC that employees who work on the vaccination campaign must obtain written consent to increase the workload. In his opinion, each individual physician should either be temporarily transferred to another position, or a new contract should be concluded with him.
According to the latest data, about 35 million people have already received the first component of the vaccine in Russia. At the moment, compulsory vaccination has already been introduced in more than 40 regions. According to statistics as of August 20, 20,992 new cases of covid were recorded in Russia. At the same time, the number of deaths remains high – 785 people.