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Medical staff stick to posts to safeguard people

Updated:2023-01-10 15:03:30

Encountering new situations of COVID-19 epidemic since late December last year, Hunan Province has taken all-out efforts to fight against the epidemic and safeguard people's life and health.

Related departments and institutions have reinforced dynamic monitoring of the elderly and other key groups, turned nucleic acid testing spots into fever clinics, and received and cured adult patients at children's hospitals, in order to provide timely treatment for the people in need. Public hospitals and community-level medical centers have insisted on receiving and curing patients as normal, and optimized medical resources to the maximum extent, to satisfy people's medical demands. Authorities have allocated funds to expand medical service channels and provide medicine to ensure livelihood of the people in difficulties.

A nurse held a hand of a serious COVID-19 patient to comfort her at the Xiangya Hospital of Central South University on January 7. (Photo/Gu Pengbo)

A monitor display showed physical condition of every patient at the ICU of the Xiangya Hospital of Central South University on January 7. (Photo/Gu Pengbo)

Medical staff checked facilities in an ICU ward at respiratory department of the Xiangya Hospital of Central South University on January 7. The hospital dispatched nearly 300 doctors to assist in ICU and sub-ICU treatment. The hospital has added 7 sub-ICU wards and 21 inpatient wards, and offered 1,683 beds for COVID-19 treatment. (Photo/Gu Pengbo)

A 10-day-old newborn tested positive fell asleep quietly in the arms of a medical worker at the Hunan Children's Hospital on January 7 evening. The medical staff are "temporary parents" of the newborns. (Photo/Gu Pengbo)

Doctors held a group consultation for a 100-year-old patient at the Hunan Cancer Hospital on January 8. After entering the hospital on January 2, the patient has received symptomatic supportive treatment and has been in remission. His oxyhemoglobin saturation has increased from 88% to over 95%. (Photo/Gu Pengbo)

A medical personnel measured blood pressure for an elderly patient at the Loudi Central Hospital on January 5. (Photo/Mei Shu)

Medical staff gave trachea cannula treatment for a serious patient at the First People's Hospital of Chenzhou City on January 7. (Photo/Zeng Tuoye)

Family doctors gave diagnosis and presented medicine to an elderly COVID-19 patient with mobility problems at Guangming New Village, Tafeng Town, Lanshan County. The county has given play to family doctor groups in response to the new COVID-19 situations. The family doctors of 295 community-level medical institutions around the county provided health monitoring for the residents with difficulties and key groups, went to their homes to give diagnosis and presented medicine, and assisted them in transferring for medical treatment. (Photo/Peng Hua)

Medical personnel gave volunteer diagnosis at Xiatangwo Village, Jinpen Town, Xintian County on January 7. The county recently organized 13 teams of medical workers, rural doctors, and volunteers to go to 237 villages and communities to safeguard the life and health of residents. (Photo/Liu Guixiong, Zheng Youwei)

Medical staff of the Zhonghe Town Health Center, Liuyang City, measured blood pressure of an elderly COVID-19 patient at his home in remote areas on January 8. The town has combined medical treatment with social aid, to give timely treatment to the patients with clinic symptoms and care for special groups. (Photo/Gu Pengbo)

Medical staff of the Zhonghe Town Health Center, Liuyang City, went to present anti-epidemic healthcare packages to the elderly in remote areas on January 8. (Photo/Gu Pengbo)

The Hunan Provincial Directly Affiliated TCM Hospital dispatched a TCM ambulance to Bailing Village in Yuntian Town, Zhuzhou, on January 8. The villagers could complete diagnosis and prescription, and get the medicine in five to ten minutes with the help of doctors and pharmacists. (Photo/Gu Pengbo)