Volunteer members of the #WEARETOGETHER initiative have resumed assisting medics in the temporary COVID-19 hospital in the Lenexpo exhibition center in St. Petersburg. They are ready to work in the red zone, Saint-Petersburg TV Channel’s Alexander Burenin reports.
Alexander Burenin, reporter, tells: ‘Usually, volunteers in clinics are allowed to clean wards or provide basic assistance to patients. In Lenexpo, they can be entrusted with more serious tasks like making injections and administering droppers, an important professional experience.’
But any experience ought to be safe, so the first thing volunteers are taught is how to use protective overalls. They say working here is both exciting and significant. Usually, the first patient for a medic student is a mannequin, but here everything is real.
Some of the volunteers have experience working during the first pandemic wave. Now, they are supervising newcomers.
Volunteers also give patients psychologic support by just talking to them, while doctors can have a little rest.
Photo and video: St. Petersburg TV channel