SUSU Medical Centre on How to Reduce the Spread of Infections

Due to the complex epidemiological situation, the Medical Centre of South Ural State University has given a number of recommendations for students and staff members. These recommendations are aimed at reducing and, subsequently, eliminating the spread of the new infection, as well as other seasonal diseases. Olga Veselova, Director of the SUSU Medical Centre, spoke on how to avoid the disease and contribute to stopping the pandemic.

Why was the sanitary-epidemiological regime reinforced?

In accordance with the Rospotrebnadzor instruction, the sanitary-epidemiological regime was reinforced at the university, including:

- changing the frequency of surface treatment (walls, floors, tables, chairs, door handles) with disinfection solution. Now the disinfection is done two times a day;

- premises ventilation. Rooms and classrooms are ventilated every 2 hours;

- air disinfection using special devices. Germicidal lamps and dezars have been purchased;

- face mask regime. Here is yet another reminder that disposable face masks have to be changed every 2 hours.

How would the new recommendations influence the educational process?

Due to the unfavourable epidemiological situation, SUSU switched to distance learning starting from April 6th. Those, who still attend the university, are subjected to certain rules. Every hour, the university administrative and academic staff should go to toilet room, wash their hands thoroughly and treat them with skin antiseptic. All the things needed are already provided and placed in the toilet rooms. Air disinfection using dezars and germicidal lamps, as well as regular ventilation of the premises is being conducted.

What will happen if a student or an academic staff member feels unwell?

This person will be suspended from the work process. We recommend to go straight home and call a doctor, and not to go to the hospital.

Does the SUSU Medical Centre accept patients?

We accept people with SARS who did not travel outside our country and the city of Chelyabinsk. Those, who arrived from other cities of Russia or from abroad are examined at the budgetary organisations of the Ministry of Health.

SUSU took all the possible measures to reduce the probability of the spread of diseases among students and staff members of the university. The new, state-of-the-art equipment was purchased. A thermal imager was also installed at the entrance, making it possible to detect people with fever and direct them for medical help.

Simple recommendations: wash your hands thoroughly, monitor your state of health, wear face mask in public places, and this will help to significantly reduce the possibility of the spread of viral diseases.

Evgeniy Zagoskin, photo by: Oleg Igoshin
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