The Russian government has approved a plan of additional measures to combat the spread of a new strain of coronavirus “omicron”. This was reported on the website of the Cabinet.
The draft plan was discussed during an expanded meeting of the Coordinating Council for Combating COVID-19 on January 18. The Cabinet noted that, on behalf of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the heads of regions must ensure the implementation of the plan and take this work under personal control.
A separate block of Mishustin’s instructions touched upon the provision of medical care for patients with coronavirus. Until January 24, the Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund (FFOMS), together with territorial divisions and medical insurers, must ensure the transfer of the results of an examination of the quality of such care to the regional Ministries of Health for evaluation. The Cabinet noted that the FFOMS should provide the Cabinet with a report on the implementation of this work on a weekly basis, and the regional Ministries of Health are obliged, based on the results of assessing the quality of medical care, to carry out the necessary work with medical organizations.
In addition, Mishustin instructed the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Digital Development to finalize the standards for the number of hotline 122 operators with medical training. The deadline for the execution of the order is also set for January 24.
Earlier it was reported that the Prime Minister instructed to transfer the maximum number of government employees to remote work. Meetings are recommended to be held remotely.