Rector Ilshat Gafurov and Chief Medical Officer Sergey Osipov were present during the unveiling of Philips Respironics Trilogy Evo machines on 14th September.
“Unfortunately, there is still growth in new coronavirus infections. We have to be ready for various developments and to appropriately address the emerging challenges. These modern lung ventilators, previously almost unseen in Russia, can help our doctors and interns practice with the technology of the future,” said Rector Gafurov.
Chief Medical Officer praised the machines for their versatility and uniqueness. They can cater to patients in a vast weight range, from 2.5 to 150 kg, without any risk of lung damage.
“It's an immense relief for our doctors, because now you don't have to choose a specific ventilator model for every patient,” confessed Osipov. “The model is variable along 20 different parameters and can help newborns with weight deficiency or overweight adults.”
One of the machines will be serving at the University Clinic's maternity ward. Overall, the five ventilators cost 10,430,000 rubles. In October, a new CT scanner is planned for delivery to the Clinic as well.
Meanwhile, renovation works at the Clinic are still ongoing. Refurbishments at the former 6th City Hospital, now one of the largest facilities of the University Clinic, are completed, and works in the so-called “red zones,” special isolated wards for patients with confirmed COVID, and later, maybe, for other analogous purposes, are underway.
“We have to achieve positive results by concentrating our investment and human capital. In the last years, over 3 billion rubles have been invested in projects connected to the Clinic's development,” added Dr. Gafurov.
Source text: Leisan Zakirova
Photos: Nikita Tokhtasinov
Translation: Yury Nurmeev