The effect of coronavirus on the situation in Oncology in Russia

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The impact of the pandemic of the coronavirus in the performance of scheduled tasks in Oncology it is difficult to assess, however, the Federal centers provide maximum support to the regions. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the General Director of the national center of medical radiology, Ministry of health of Russia, the main non-staff oncologist of the Ministry Andrei Kaprina.

“Of course, in 2020, we have faced challenges and are still unable to accurately predict the impact of, e.g., coronavirus infection to perform all planned tasks in the short term, but we actively support the contact during weekly consultations with the regions and provide maximum support in this difficult for all healthcare organizations time,” he said.

According to Kaprina, the fight against cancer remains a priority of the state, the work of specialized medical institutions does not stop.

Previously, the newspaper “Izvestia” with reference to survey data analysis company RNC Pharma and the social network “Doctor at work” wrote that more than half of Russian physicians noticed a deterioration in the availability of medical care in the country during the epidemic of the coronavirus, especially of cancer care. According to experts, at present, doctors are overworked, there is a mass conversion of medical institutions and disposal capacity does not kompensiruet that, in their opinion, may lead to an increase in mortality from oncological diseases in Russia. It was noted that the most critical situation has developed in Moscow, Moscow suburbs and St.-Petersburg.

The head of the National medical research center named after Blokhin, chief non-staff specialist oncologist of the Ministry of health Ivan Stilidi subsequently stated that despite the coronavirus pandemic, people with oncological diseases in Russia should not become more as cancer patients patients receive all necessary medical care.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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