On the instructions of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova paid a working visit to Rostov-on-Don in connection with a meningitis outbreak. She visited a children’s clinic – the headquarters of outpatient care and door-to-door medical inspections, during which 4,568 children underwent primary health examinations.
Ms Skvortsova visited the contagious disease ward of the city hospital where meningitis patients are treated. She examined isolation wards, talked to patients’ parents, and had a short conference with doctors, followed by a meeting at the regional administration premises to review the organisation of emergency efforts to eradicate the enteroviral infection, during which it was stressed that there is no threat of an epidemic.
“Patients are receiving all the necessary medical assistance. The outbreak has reached its peak and the disease is subsiding. New cases should be expected, however, as the incubation period is finishing for people who have been in contact with patients,” the Minister warned.
The Rostov Region has a sufficient stock of medicines for disease prevention and treatment, she stressed.
Source: Ministry of Healthcare