MOSCOW, 30 Jul – RIA Novosti. More than 19 thousand patients with COVID has already received more than 100 thousand of remote consultations since the beginning of the telemedicine centre, said Deputy Moscow mayor for social development Anastasia Rakova.

Earlier it was reported that in Moscow patients with a confirmed diagnosis of “coronavirus infection” may remain on the treatment at home, if the illness takes them in the form of light. From March 23 for these patients become available round-the-clock online medical consultations.

“Doctors, using video communications can remotely assess the condition of the patient, to answer questions and give recommendations. Since launch, the play has already played more than 100 thousand such consultations. Regulations for the treatment of patients at home shows its effectiveness: the number of cases of deterioration of patients is minimal. For all time was hospitalized only 4% of patients,” said Rakova.

According to her, emergency doctors or clinics hold the examination of the patient and in the absence of the serious condition inform the patient with a confirmed diagnosis COVID-19 about the possibility of treatment at home. Sick and his family needs to be quarantined to confirm the absence of coronavirus in the body.

“the Patient is receiving treatment at home, you need to register on the specialized platform of the Department of health of the city of Moscow, where doctors consult, and monitor the health of patients. In case of deterioration of health condition the doctor decides about the necessity of face-to-face examination or the provision of emergency medical care”, – he noted.

According to her, during consultation, doctors use the electronic patient record unified medical information and analytical system. This allows you to see the medical history of the patient, if necessary, to adjust therapy. The average time for each consultation, 13-15 minutes.

Current data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.