Russian hospitals and clinics will conduct free testing for the influenza virus and other respiratory infections, the Telegram channel of the Russian Government reports.
This decision was made in connection with the increase in cases of influenza, including in combination with coronavirus.
According to the decree signed by the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin, testing can be done under the compulsory medical insurance program. This will allow you to quickly identify the type of infection and prescribe the necessary treatment. Studies for influenza and SARS can be carried out simultaneously with the PCR test for COVID-19 if indicated.
Rospotrebnadzor head Anna Popova spoke about the need to test people with symptoms of SARS for influenza during a meeting of the President with members of the government on December 14. She explained that this will help reduce the risks for the sick.
Photo Telegram channel of the Government of the Russian Federation
We previously said that restrictions were introduced in the Rostov region due to influenza and SARS.