One of Romania’s most successful COVID hospitals is in Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca

So far, almost 10,000 patients have been cared for in the Hospital of Infectious Diseases in Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca, which ranks high for its healing statistics as well. In one year, 98.4 percent of the patients treated for coronavirus survived.

The first case that was discovered in Cluj was on February 28, 2020. On the one-year anniversary of this date, the hospital’s manager, Ioan Mureșan, said: “If I think back over the last year starting from the first case that appeared here, I must say it was a difficult process of research, but we successfully managed it. Last year at this time, we watched in horror at the situation in China and Italy, and we prepared the hospital for something even worse. A general state of panic dominated that period.”

The numbers speak for themselves. In the last year, the hospital has dealt with 9,780 patients infected with coronavirus, out of which 160 people died. The survival rate is thus 98,4 percent, the highest among Romanian hospitals that handled exclusively patients infected with coronavirus. Both of the intensive care therapy units of the hospital continue to be full, and more requests are coming in for the expansion of these. Furthermore, all hospital rooms are equipped with oxygen.

Ioan Mureșan pointed out that the hardest month so far was April of last year, when the hospital started to carry out RT-PCR tests. They were the first in Cluj to be able to carry out tests confirming the COVID-19 infection. He added that they are now especially focused on the upcoming new wave expected in March and April and are hoping for some help and relief from the vaccination campaign.

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Author: Blanka Székely