Saint Petersburg is experiencing an acute shortage of beds in hospitals, required for scheduled operations to remove the adenoids (and pathology of some other diseases of ENT-organs). And this is in the Prime of flu season. Parents of children who are in the queue for half a year began to sue.
Recall that the maximum waiting time for elective surgery 30 days.
The situation became obvious and came to media only after the inhabitant of St. Petersburg appealed to the children’s Ombudsman Svetlana Agapitova has against the violation of his daughter could not be operated more than six months.
“It is a violation of the law and the rights of my child,” said the girl’s father.
The conflict is resolved – the problem remainedIn the end, the child’s father sued on several clinics, one of which, without waiting for the decision made the operation the girl.
“As it turned out, a long waiting list for adenoidectomy appeared on the background of the “overload” of all children’s hospitals with ENT beds. According to Smolny, in the last 3 years all targets in “otorhinolaryngology” performed by more than 100%. For the first 9 months of this year in children’s hospital in St. Petersburg held 1957 planned adenotonsillectomy. In other words, the internal resources of the clinics left, and the number of people requiring such help is increasing. In addition, the flu season part of the existing berths has to restructure or close to the quarantine, which also leads to the transfer of the planned operations,” the magazine writes, “Dr. Peter.”
Today to somehow reduce the waiting, reduce the number of stay days in the ward after surgery. In particular, removing the adenoids time is reduced from 3 to 7 days.
“Unfortunately, it is not clear when will the fixed line. The demand for ENT beds is even higher than the statistics, because many parents agree to pay the operation, not to wait six months,” – says Svetlana Agapitova.