Residents of Tatarstan prefer going to the polyclinic to hospital care —

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The peak was in 2021

Tatarstan’s health system has been dealing with the medical rehabilitation of coronavirus patients for two years now – it consists of three stages. The first stage takes place in temporary hospitals for infectious diseases, and there are no statistics on this. And 518 people have gone through the second stage since 2020 in 24-hour inpatient care facilities. More than 6,300 people have completed the third stage in day hospital facilities, Realnoe Vremya calculated according to data from the Ministry of Republican Health.

129 out of 500 Tatarstan residents who went through the second stage of medical rehabilitation after the coronavirus did so in the first year of the pandemic, 2020. Most of them – 322 people – did so Last year. In the first six months of this year, 67 patients completed the second stage of rehabilitation.

The largest number of residents of Tatarstan who completed the third stage of medical rehabilitation last year was 4,208. In the first year of the pandemic, their amount reached 1,437, and 856 in the first half 2022.

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After recovering from COVID-19, some residents of Tatarstan received treatment in polyclinics at the place of residence. At the same time, medical rehabilitation methods and products were used.

So, in 2020, 4,901 residents of Tatarstan received rehabilitation treatment. Last year, that number was almost three times higher – 11,850 patients. In 2022, the Ministry of Health of Tatarstan has not yet provided data. However, according to the figures, such treatment is more popular than hospital care anyway.

The number of health care organizations for the second stage of rehabilitation has been reduced by two

In 2021, the second stage of medical rehabilitation for patients with pneumonia caused by COVID-19 took place in 24-hour inpatient care facilities in four health facilities. This year, it is conducted around the clock at the hospital facilities of two organizations – No. 7 Urban Clinical Hospital and Nehama Spa.

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The third stage of medical rehabilitation in 2021 was carried out in hospital day care facilities in seven health facilities. This year, it is offered in day hospitalization in five health establishments — City Hospital No. 21 in Kazan, War Veterans Hospital and City Hospital No. 7 in Naberezhnye Chelny, Central Regional Multidisciplinary Hospital in Nizhnekamsk and City Hospital No. 3 in Almetyevsk. In addition, the third stage was delivered in 17 health institutions that have had a hospital medical rehabilitation license since 2022.

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