There are also such headlines: about an increase in the number of recovered (RIA Novosti) and a decrease in the daily rate of hospitalizations (MOS NEWS).
Problems with medical care
Despite the fact that the authorities are trying to divert attention from the increase in the number of cases, in a number of regions of Russia they have suspended the provision of planned medical care, medical examinations and non-COVID hospitalizations. Restrictions were introduced in the Tomsk, Lipetsk, Samara, Pskov, Ulyanovsk, Voronezh, Rostov, Murmansk, Kursk, Vologda, Kaliningrad, Orel, Kirov, Vladimir and Nizhny Novgorod regions, as well as in Chuvashia, Mordovia, Mari El, Karelia, YaNAO, Moscow and Moscow region.
The authorities of most of these regions promise that patients who need medical care due to health risks will be able to receive it in the same order.
“The exception is care for patients with diseases or health conditions in which the delay in medical care is critical for health (mainly medical care for cardiovascular and oncological diseases),” says in the message of the administration of the Tomsk region.
However, as informs source of the publication “Notebook Taganrog”, not everyone is lucky.
“What is wrong with planned medical care? They’ll cancel it, then they’ll restart it. Have you thought about people who are waiting in line for examinations or important procedures? Due to the cancellation of planned medical care, how many operations and other procedures have failed that endangered the lives of cancer patients,” residents of Taganrog are interested.
The growth of childhood morbidity
growing and the rate of daily morbidity among children. In Moscow, the number of sick minors has increased 14 times in two weeks – from 2 thousand to 28 thousand, and the number of hospitalizations – 10 times – up to 120 people a day. President Vladimir Putin instructed to use all efforts to ensure that planned medical care for children does not stop due to the spread of the coronavirus.
“Still, we need to do everything possible, at least in relation to children, so that planned assistance does not stop, we need to look, we did this last year, the year before last,”— said Putin at a meeting with members of the government on January 26.
However, not all regions followed these instructions. Moscow and several regions Orlovskaya, Yaroslavskaya and Orenburg regions — have suspended planned operations and non-covid hospitalizations in children’s hospitals.
As Kommersant writes, a sharp increase in child morbidity is confirmed in all regions for which the publication was able to find out detailed statistics. Over the past two weeks, the number of sick children has doubled in the Tyumen region and tripled in the Oryol region. In Sevastopol, it has grown fourfold, in the Perm Territory six times, in the Saratov Region – 10 times.
Child vaccination protests
Last week, in most regions of Russia, children and adolescents were vaccinated against coronavirus. Vaccinations are given to children aged 12-17 years with the Sputnik M drug (the letter M means “for little ones”) on the basis of the written consent of the parents. However, some of them are not convinced even by daily rates of childhood morbidity. So in Barnaul, the locals came out to single pickets against children’s vaccination against coronavirus. They opposed “goo injections” for children and said that the consequences of vaccination could be more dangerous than the consequences of the disease.