Will Slovakia manage the infection with the deadly coronavirus?

The World Health Organization has stated that coronavirus poses an international health threat. In Slovakia we have two patients in whom the infection is not confirmed. However, we will probably find out the results over the weekend.

Italy, coronavirus

The other two Slovaks are waiting in China to return home. It would fly had a German or French special, upon their return they will be staying at infectology in the Banská Bystrica hospital.

How are Slovak hospitals prepared for a possible crisis?

The government regulation from 2008 determines the minimum number of beds. According to However, it is clear from the current situation that it is not in almost half of the cases filled. The truth appealed to all eight counties. All hospitals received precise instructions on how to proceed in patients with suspected coronavirus, but there is no place for them in several hospitals. Not yet in Slovakia no person infected with the coronavirus is confirmed, but preparations for possible coronavirus epidemics are ongoing.

Epidemiologist Zuzana Krištúfková explained to Pravda that we will not be able to talk about the epidemic of the new coronavirus until this virus will be brought to Slovakia by persons who have returned from the disabled areas and have symptoms of the disease, transmit the virus to our citizens and the infection begins to spread.

Isolating suspicious cases is the first precautionary measure spread of the disease. Only a person who has been a suspect of the infection can be in the affected area or was in direct contact with the patient in whom he was confirmed coronavirus and has symptoms of respiratory disease. “If virus in the suspects will confirm, all persons will be contacted with them were in close direct contact within a distance of two meters and will be monitor their health, “Krištúfková specified, adding that if a man shows some symptoms but did not travel and was not with anyone who did returned from endangered areas, no need to panic.

“If the epidemic takes on larger proportions, the mass will be reduced events, it may be advised not to attend, or they can be abolished, “Krištúfková added, adding that closing the borders is an unrealistic and ineffective measure.

Nitra County meets quotas

Of the eight regions, only in the Nitra self-governing region are hospitals meet the number of beds in the departments of infectology and pneumology and phthisiology. Chief physician for the Nitra self-governing region Ľubomír Ševčík stated that the number of beds in the pulmonary wards is 127 and in There are 78 of them in infectious diseases. “Hospitals are ready in case to fully address the provision of health care in any situation care. Capacities are currently sufficient and as needed we can expand the number of acute beds in any hospital by trauma plans, “Ševčík explained.

However, the situation is different in other county hospitals.

In the Prešov, Bratislava and Košice self-governing regions detailed they do not have the information. “None of the hospitals are in the region in our founding capacity, so, unfortunately, we do not have you required data and information, “said a spokeswoman for Prešov county Daša Jeleňová. According to spokeswoman Lucie Forman, she belongs to the Bratislava county only a polyclinic, which, however, does not contain a ward.

The World of Health hospital rents a hospital in Košice County. “Four We rent regional hospitals to Svet zdravia, “she said spokeswoman Anna Terezková. “It simply came to our notice then measures, but adhere to standard hygienic-epidemiological principles regime, as with any other respiratory disease epidemic. Should the situation change, of course, we will accept it immediately necessary measures, “said Jana Fedáková from the World of Health.

Beds are missing

The Trenčín, Banská Bystrica and Trnava self-governing regions report missing beds.

“There are 72 beds in the infectology department, and the norm is real the number of beds is 82. There is a norm in the department of pneumology and phthisiology 118, but the actual number of beds is only 50, here the hospital is in the red 68 beds, ”says Lenka Štepáneková from Banská Bystrica County.

“The Trnava self-governing region is not the founder of any hospital. The real condition of the beds of the Infectious Diseases Clinic at the University Hospital Trnava is 40, according to the order of the Ministry of Health, there should be 60 of them, “ said Lucia Šmidovičová, director of the health department of the Trnava office county. It’s even worse in the pulmonary department. Number of beds in Fakultná According to her, the Trnava hospital is 20, while 78 of them are currently missing.

On behalf of the Trenčín self-governing region, Lenka Kukučková confirmed that they have only one infectious compartment with a total number of beds 32. It operates it University Hospital Trenčín. Under the 2008 government decree, however, there were supposed to be 66 infectious beds, while the region is missing 34 beds. “The situation is similar with beds in the specialized field pneumology and phthisiology, where there should be a total of 108 beds. Current The condition is such that the two departments of pneumology and phthisiology are located in our region – in Bojnice and Trenčín – we have a total of 48 beds. The Trenčín Region thus lacks 60 specialized beds Department of Pneumology and Phthisiology, “confirmed Kukučková.

They do not have infectious diseases in Žilina

“In the Žilina Region, there is a total of pneumology and phthisiology in the field of pneumology 42 beds, with the public minimum network providing for 123 beds, “ said Silvia, director of the health department of Žilina county Pekarčíková. She added the number of beds in the field of infectology in the Žilina region there are currently a total of 37 beds, while the public the minimum network is 76 beds. In the region, so in the field of infectology a total of 39 beds are missing. She clarified that due to the abolition of pulmonary and infectious compartments and due to insufficient capacity in the number of beds in these fields, medical facilities are forced to hospital patients in the internal medicine department.

What is the situation in regional hospitals?

University hospital with JA Reiman polyclinic in Prešov

  • the infectology department has 40 beds
  • if necessary, the hospital is ready to reprofile as well additional beds

University Hospital with FD Roosevelt Polyclinic in Banská Bystrica Bystrici

  • the infectology department has 45 beds

University Hospital in Bratislava

  • The Department of Infectious Diseases and Geographical Medicine is located at Kramároch, department for adults has 40 beds, for children 28 beds
  • departments have a common intensive care unit with capacity 4 beds for adults and 2 beds for children

University hospital with a polyclinic in Žilina

  • since 2011 they do not have an infectious disease department

University Hospital in Trnava

  • The Infectious Diseases Clinic has an isolation room for one patient, in the case of needs there are 2 superior rooms for one patient, 2 for children and 2 in the adult department

data not provided by L. Pasteur University Hospital in Košice, Faculty hospital in Nitra, University Hospital in Trenčín

The World Health Organization has stated that coronavirus poses an international health threat. In Slovakia we have two patients in whom the infection is not confirmed. However, we will probably find out the results over the weekend.

Italy, coronavirus

The other two Slovaks are waiting in China to return home. It would fly had a German or French special, upon their return they will be staying at infectology in the Banská Bystrica hospital.

How are Slovak hospitals prepared for a possible crisis?

The government regulation from 2008 determines the minimum number of beds. According to However, it is clear from the current situation that it is not in almost half of the cases filled. The truth appealed to all eight counties. All hospitals received precise instructions on how to proceed in patients with suspected coronavirus, but there is no place for them in several hospitals. Not yet in Slovakia no person infected with the coronavirus is confirmed, but preparations for possible coronavirus epidemics are ongoing.

Epidemiologist Zuzana Krištúfková explained to Pravda that we will not be able to talk about the epidemic of the new coronavirus until this virus will be brought to Slovakia by persons who have returned from the disabled areas and have symptoms of the disease, transmit the virus to our citizens and the infection begins to spread.

Isolating suspicious cases is the first precautionary measure spread of the disease. Only a person who has been a suspect of the infection can be in the affected area or was in direct contact with the patient in whom he was confirmed coronavirus and has symptoms of respiratory disease. “If virus in the suspects will confirm, all persons will be contacted with them were in close direct contact within a distance of two meters and will be monitor their health, “Krištúfková specified, adding that if a man shows some symptoms but did not travel and was not with anyone who did returned from endangered areas, no need to panic.

“If the epidemic takes on larger proportions, the mass will be reduced events, it may be advised not to attend, or they can be abolished, “Krištúfková added, adding that closing the borders is an unrealistic and ineffective measure.

Nitra County meets quotas

Of the eight regions, only in the Nitra self-governing region are hospitals meet the number of beds in the departments of infectology and pneumology and phthisiology. Chief physician for the Nitra self-governing region Ľubomír Ševčík stated that the number of beds in the pulmonary wards is 127 and in There are 78 of them in infectious diseases. “Hospitals are ready in case to fully address the provision of health care in any situation care. Capacities are currently sufficient and as needed we can expand the number of acute beds in any hospital by trauma plans, “Ševčík explained.

However, the situation is different in other county hospitals.

In the Prešov, Bratislava and Košice self-governing regions detailed they do not have the information. “None of the hospitals are in the region in our founding capacity, so, unfortunately, we do not have you required data and information, “said a spokeswoman for Prešov county Daša Jeleňová. According to spokeswoman Lucie Forman, she belongs to the Bratislava county only a polyclinic, which, however, does not contain a ward.

The World of Health hospital rents a hospital in Košice County. “Four We rent regional hospitals to Svet zdravia, “she said spokeswoman Anna Terezková. “It simply came to our notice then measures, but adhere to standard hygienic-epidemiological principles regime, as with any other respiratory disease epidemic. Should the situation change, of course, we will accept it immediately necessary measures, “said Jana Fedáková from the World of Health.

Beds are missing

The Trenčín, Banská Bystrica and Trnava self-governing regions report missing beds.

“There are 72 beds in the infectology department, and the norm is real the number of beds is 82. There is a norm in the department of pneumology and phthisiology 118, but the actual number of beds is only 50, here the hospital is in the red 68 beds, ”says Lenka Štepáneková from Banská Bystrica County.

“The Trnava self-governing region is not the founder of any hospital. The real condition of the beds of the Infectious Diseases Clinic at the University Hospital Trnava is 40, according to the order of the Ministry of Health, there should be 60 of them, “ said Lucia Šmidovičová, director of the health department of the Trnava office county. It’s even worse in the pulmonary department. Number of beds in Fakultná According to her, the Trnava hospital is 20, while 78 of them are currently missing.

On behalf of the Trenčín self-governing region, Lenka Kukučková confirmed that they have only one infectious compartment with a total number of beds 32. It operates it University Hospital Trenčín. Under the 2008 government decree, however, there were supposed to be 66 infectious beds, while the region is missing 34 beds. “The situation is similar with beds in the specialized field pneumology and phthisiology, where there should be a total of 108 beds. Current The condition is such that the two departments of pneumology and phthisiology are located in our region – in Bojnice and Trenčín – we have a total of 48 beds. The Trenčín Region thus lacks 60 specialized beds Department of Pneumology and Phthisiology, “confirmed Kukučková.

They do not have infectious diseases in Žilina

“In the Žilina Region, there is a total of pneumology and phthisiology in the field of pneumology 42 beds, with the public minimum network providing for 123 beds, “ said Silvia, director of the health department of Žilina county Pekarčíková. She added the number of beds in the field of infectology in the Žilina region there are currently a total of 37 beds, while the public the minimum network is 76 beds. In the region, so in the field of infectology a total of 39 beds are missing. She clarified that due to the abolition of pulmonary and infectious compartments and due to insufficient capacity in the number of beds in these fields, medical facilities are forced to hospital patients in the internal medicine department.

What is the situation in regional hospitals?

University hospital with JA Reiman polyclinic in Prešov

  • the infectology department has 40 beds
  • if necessary, the hospital is ready to reprofile as well additional beds

University Hospital with FD Roosevelt Polyclinic in Banská Bystrica Bystrici

  • the infectology department has 45 beds

University Hospital in Bratislava

  • The Department of Infectious Diseases and Geographical Medicine is located at Kramároch, department for adults has 40 beds, for children 28 beds
  • departments have a common intensive care unit with capacity 4 beds for adults and 2 beds for children

University hospital with a polyclinic in Žilina

  • since 2011 they do not have an infectious disease department

University Hospital in Trnava

  • The Infectious Diseases Clinic has an isolation room for one patient, in the case of needs there are 2 superior rooms for one patient, 2 for children and 2 in the adult department

data not provided by L. Pasteur University Hospital in Košice, Faculty hospital in Nitra, University Hospital in Trenčín