Altay Kulginov: every patient must have access to medical care
Mayor Kulginov instructed to enhance outpatient care, employ telemedicine to observe patients and ensure proper urgent care.
The capital mayor held an online meeting with chief physicians of outpatient and inpatient clinics, and the city’s sanitary inspector. Altay Kulginov emphasized the need to enhance outpatient treatment.
“Outpatient clinics deal with over 60 percent of patient calls. Hence, more effort is needed in outpatient care. The citizens must receive all necessary medical care at the primary stage. Infection hospital doctors have accumulated robust experience in countering and treating COVID-19, and they will consult and share experience with outpatient staff via telemedicine. Second, scheduled hospital admissions were suspended for the quarantine period; therefore, we need more focus on patient feedback and hospitalize patients if needed. Each doctor must keep track of urgent admissions. Third, we cooperate with the Ministry of Health and SK Pharmacy to provide hospitals and clinics with medications and equipment. Procurement issues are under control,” mayor Kulginov said.
The mayor reiterated that each patient must be covered by qualified medical care; critical patients require special attention; and no patient’s life has to be lost without all possible measures taken to save it.
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