The roundtable Understanding and Defeating
COVID-19: Diagnostic Tactics and Access to Medical Care will be broadcast live
by the news channel Russia 24 and TASS News Agency on 29 April at 18:30 Moscow Time.
The event is organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the Content Foundation
for the Development of Expert and Analytical Activity.
The roundtable will feature the participation
of Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko, Head of the
Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human
Wellbeing Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation Anna
Popova, World Health Organization Representative to the Russian Federation
Melita Vujnovic, Professor of the Faculty of Health Sciences at The University
of Sydney Patrick Brennan, Professor of the Department of Surgical and Medical
Sciences and Translational Medicine at Sapienza University of Rome Andrea
Laghi, Head of the Department of Radiology of University Hospital Brussels
Johan De Mey, President Elect of the European Society of Intensive Care
Medicine (ESICM) Maurizio Cecconi, and President and CEO of GE Healthcare in
Russia and the CIS Nina Kandelaki.
«Russia currently has enough potential to
comprehensively test its citizens. Our test systems are on par with foreign
analogues and even surpass them in many respects. Whats more, if a coronavirus
infection is suspected, people can undergo a CT scan even if the COVID-19 test
comes back negative. Not only does the efficient and targeted diagnosis of a
coronavirus infection allow for timely medical care, it also helps limit the
spread of the illness,» said Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Other countries experience in facing this
pandemic has shown that mass testing and the most complete identification of
all infected persons and their temporary isolation is the only viable strategy
for limiting the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
«The roundtable will be held as part of an
event series on a unified communications platform that brings together
government officials and business representatives to find the most effective
ways of cooperating in the battle against the coronavirus. The platform was
created by the Content Foundation and the Roscongress Foundation. The pandemic
has affected practically all parts of our lives and has shocked both the
citizens and the economies of most countries. The only way to handle this
threat is by working together, and such dialogue platforms allow us to get all
stakeholders involved,» said Director of the Content Foundation for the
Development of Expert and Analytical Activity Elena Sokolova.
This event is made possible through the support
of the event General partner GE Healthcare.