Health workers treating COVID-19 patients outside hospitals to be held accountable

Health workers treating coronavirus patients outside hospitals will be held accountable. 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” warned Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan.

In particular, it is forbidden to treat patients with coronavirus infection with injections and infusion drugs, as well as to carry out the therapy prescribed by a doctor outside the established medical institutions.

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

Heads of private health care providers are also encouraged to follow this rule.

The actions of employees who violate the established procedure will be regarded as contradicting 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 in responsibility, the message says.


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