After media reports about the death of a child in Moscow, whom the ambulance allegedly refused to hospitalize, a comprehensive check of the actions of medical workers is being carried out. This was reported by the press service of the Moscow Department of Health.
According to the Department of Healthcare, the first call to the ambulance dispatch panel was received on October 9 at 4:35 am, after examining the child, the team diagnosed ARVI. The patient underwent antipyretic therapy, and the child's condition improved.
“Doctors of the ambulance passed information about the patient to the clinic for further observation. Later at 9:00 a second call was registered to consult a doctor on taking antipyretic drugs. The senior pediatrician carried out a remote consultation, at the time of the consultation the temperature was 37.2, there were no other complaints. It is recommended to apply again in case of deterioration of the child's health,”the message says.
On the same day, the child was examined by a doctor from the clinic, his condition was assessed as satisfactory, did not require hospitalization, the press service noted. After some time, the district pediatrician made an audio control of the patient's condition, and it was also recommended to call an ambulance to the worried relatives of the child.
“The second call came 12 hours after the first call. The team was in place for nine minutes and due to a sharp deterioration in the condition, they immediately began resuscitation measures, and a specialized mobile team of anesthesiology and resuscitation for children was additionally called. Resuscitation measures were carried out during the entire time of admission to the hospital and were continued in the intensive care unit at the hospital. A medical consultation was held with the participation of specialized specialists. Unfortunately, despite the ongoing complex intensive therapy, which was carried out simultaneously with the examination, the child's condition progressively deteriorated, which led to a lethal outcome,”the press service said.
Based on the results of specialized tests, pathomorphological, virological, microbiological studies, it was established that the condition that led to the death of the child was due to the lightning-fast development of sepsis, the department added.
“On this fact, the Department of Health is conducting a comprehensive check of all stages of medical care, including pre-hospital. During the inspection, the actions of the medical staff will be assessed, and all the circumstances of the incident will be established,”the message says.
Earlier, the media reported that the ambulance doctors decided not to hospitalize the baby with a high fever. It was noted that the child became worse during the day and he died already in the hospital, where the ambulance brought him after the second call.