Cover reporter Shao Meng
“From the perspective of recent deaths in the epidemic, the new coronary pneumonia cannot be treated as a common flu or a big flu.”
4 On March 28, the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council held a press conference to introduce the situation regarding the strict and earnest efforts to prevent and control the epidemic. Guo Yanhong, Inspector of the Medical Administration and Hospital Administration Bureau of the National Health and Health Commission, said in response to a question from a cover reporter that the new crown pneumonia will bring serious physical harm to the public, especially the elderly and vulnerable groups with underlying diseases.
Guo Yanhong, Inspector of the National Health Commission’s Medical Administration Bureau. Source: China Network
Recently, several deaths have been reported in China. Taking Shanghai as an example, as of April 27, there have been 285 new local deaths in this round of the epidemic. What characteristics do these deaths have in common? What measures will be taken to further reduce the incidence of severe illness and death?
Guo Yanhong said that the characteristics of the recently reported deaths are: first, they are older, some of them are elderly people; second, they have multiple underlying diseases, and some of the patients have serious underlying diseases.
A question from the cover journalist. Source: CCTV News
“This also reminds us to pay special attention to the treatment of underlying diseases while treating the new coronary pneumonia. Judging from the recent deaths in the epidemic, the new coronary pneumonia cannot be regarded as the common flu or the big flu. Treat.” Guo Yanhong said that the new crown pneumonia will bring serious physical harm to the public, especially the elderly and these vulnerable groups with underlying diseases, which seriously affects the public’s health and life safety.
Therefore, Guo Yanhong emphasized that it must be based on no infection and less infection, especially families and elderly care institutions with elderly people, to prevent the risk of infection from being brought into families or elderly care institutions. In the event of an epidemic, the elderly should be kept at home as much as possible, and elderly care institutions should adopt strict closed-loop management. In order to avoid severe illness and death, the elderly should be actively vaccinated, and at the same time, they should take basic personal protection measures such as wearing masks, washing hands frequently, and not gathering.
The press conference of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council on April 28. Cover reporter Shao Meng photography
Guo Yanhong said that in the next step, the National Health and Medical Commission will promote the reduction of severe cases and deaths from the following aspects: The treatment threshold is moved forward, and the conversion of mild cases to severe cases can be reduced through early intervention and standardized treatment.
The second is to strengthen the construction of designated hospitals, and to select hospitals with strong comprehensive capabilities and high level of treatment as designated hospitals. At the same time, for designated hospitals, it is necessary to strengthen the diagnosis and treatment capabilities of specialists to improve the diagnosis and treatment and nursing level of basic diseases.
The third is to actively promote multidisciplinary joint rounds, implement list-based management of critically ill patients, and implement a personalized diagnosis and treatment plan with one person, one policy.
Fourth is to strictly implement the core medical safety management system, such as discussion of difficult cases and death cases, to improve the level of treatment and ensure the quality of medical care.
The fifth is to emphasize vaccination, especially to strengthen the vaccination of the elderly, and at the same time to accelerate the research and development of therapeutic drugs.
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