In the Veliko Tarnovo region there is already an external office for patients with a confirmed test for COVID-19 with mild and moderate symptoms. The open outpatient COVID zone is located in the building of the Pulmonary Hospital “Dr. Treiman” in Veliko Tarnovo on the basis of a contract for joint activities with the hospital. The center employs doctors Dr. Stella Dencheva – pulmonologist and specialist in internal medicine, and Dr. Dragosh Metodiev – Head of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at the University Hospital in Pleven and an assistant in the Department of Surgery at the Medical University of Pleven.
The work of the office is coordinated with RHI and RHIF. Every working day from 16.00 to 18.00 the office will receive patients. The severity of the disease will be assessed on the spot and therapy will be prescribed. Apparatus for measuring oxygen saturation of the lungs are provided, at the discretion of doctors there will be an opportunity for X-rays and other types of tests. If necessary, doctors will prescribe referrals for hospitalization. Patients with mild or moderate coronavirus symptoms will be able to receive one antibiotic free of charge from the prescribed treatment, as provided in the plan of the Ministry of Health.
Stricter anti-epidemic measures aiming to reduce the cases of COVID-19 are coming into force from Thursday. The restrictions will affect all spheres of public life, and the health authorities assure that the control will be many times stricter than the one currently in force. All activities that are carried out indoors will be allowed only for people holding the so-called “green certificate”. This document is issued when the vaccination cycle is completed by the immunization centers or the personal doctor. The second option is to present a PCR or antigen test done 48 hours earlier or a document for illness up to a year back in time.
The Veliko Tarnovo region is in the safe green zone for infected, with data showing that the diagnosed people are 16,98 in 100 000. In the last two days, only a few cases of infection per day have been identified, and only 13 people are hospitalized. 82 people are treated at home, and 8906 managed to fight the infection. The death toll from the coronavirus is a total of 669. The most active cases in the district are in the municipality of Veliko Tarnovo – 36, in Zlataritsa there are two patients, and in Suhindol – only one.
On May 6, 2021, “green corridors” will be opened in the following immunization offices for all people wishing to be immunized from the district of Veliko Tarnovo:
According to the Minister of Health Prof. Kostadin Angelov, there is a fragile tendency of reduction of the number of coronavirus cases in Bulgaria, but the number of hospitalized remains high. 74% of the beds for uncomplicated patients on a national basis are occupied, and 65% is the share of patients in intensive care. The average age of those hospitalized is 53 years.