During a video-conference with the regions in the Healthcare Ministry on Thursday, August 15, the participants discussed the readiness of medical teams and resources, and the organisation of medical support for the population of the Far Eastern Federal District that is in the flood-affected emergency area.
“At present we have the situation fully under control,” Ms Skvortsova said.
More than 17,500 people, including 5,000 children, have been evacuated from the flood area.
The Amur Region has been the hardest hit by the flood. People are staying in 93 temporary accommodation facilities.
“There are enough reserve beds, including those for people with infectious diseases. We have inoculated 91% of all people against hepatitis A and the disease rate is now lower than it was last year. In addition, we are continuing to supplement our stock of medicines. We are also focusing special attention on timely hospitalisation of pregnant women and provision of infants with baby food,” Ms Skvortsova said.
Source: Ministry of Healthcare