In Uzbekistan, doctors treating patients with COVID-19 outside hospitals to be held accountable

Uzbekistan has banned the treatment of patients with coronavirus with the use of injectable and infusion drugs, as well as performing the procedures prescribed by the doctor outside the established medical and preventive institutions adapted to treat patients with COVID-19.

This is provided for by the order of the head of the Ministry of Health dated August 6 “On streamlining the criteria for treatment and retro- and prospective analysis of patients with coronavirus infection” reported press service of the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan.

According to the order of the Ministry of Health, doctors and mid-level health workers working in all medical institutions in the country will have to sign letters of guarantee that they will not treat patients and do not carry out the prescribed procedures outside the specified medical institutions. Compliance with the established procedure will be monitored by the Department of Quality Control of Medical Services of the Ministry of Health.

Private healthcare leaders are also encouraged to follow this rule.

“The actions of employees who violated the established procedure will be regarded as contrary to the order of the Minister of Health dated August 5 on improving work to combat coronavirus infection in Uzbekistan, as well as the procedure and recommendations of the sixth edition of the interim guidelines for the treatment of patients with COVID-19, and they will be involved to responsibility, ”the press service of the Ministry of Health said.

As of August 7, at 23:30 in Uzbekistan, the number of cases of coronavirus infection has reached 29,225. Currently, 20,380 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in the country, another 8,662 people are continuing treatment for coronavirus infection. The number of victims of the new coronavirus in Uzbekistan has reached 183 people.



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