[Explanation] Guan Xiangdong, one of the "Severe Eight Immortals" and director of the Department of Critical Care Medicine of the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, has "goed out" to fight the epidemic 13 times. In an online interview on May 21, he praised the anti-epidemic effect of traditional Chinese medicine.

  Severely "Eight Immortals" are the "titles" given by the media and netizens to 8 top Chinese experts in related fields during the anti-epidemic period in Wuhan.

On April 7 this year, Guan Xiangdong, one of the "Eight Immortals", received a notice from the medical treatment team of the State Council's joint prevention and control mechanism for the new coronavirus pneumonia epidemic and went to Shanghai to support.

  [Concurrent] Guan Xiangdong, Director of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University

  At that time, the number of cases increased rapidly, and there were also some severe and critical cases.

The expert group concentrated on April 7, and carried out a series of work in the designated hospitals for medical treatment inspections, patient consultations, and patient rescue.

  [Explanation] Guan Xiangdong introduced that under the coordination of all parties, the overall epidemic situation in Shanghai has been well controlled. Since late May, the number of newly infected patients has been effectively controlled, and the treatment of critically ill patients has also achieved good results, and the patient died. The number has dropped significantly.

  [Concurrent] Guan Xiangdong, Director of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University

  Only the "eight cents of severe illness" that everyone is familiar with, went to the five "immortals". Of course, it also includes other critically ill specialists, including experts other than "immortals", including those from the Northeast, Jiangsu, and Sichuan. Yes, in a word, in terms of capacity, in terms of ICU construction and basic configuration of ICU, great efforts have been made, and in fact, very good results have been achieved.

  [Explanation] Guan Xiangdong said that patients who are not vaccinated will easily become severe or critical, which will indeed bring trouble to clinical treatment.

For the treatment of elderly patients, in addition to strengthening the strength of nurses, Guan Xiangdong also places special emphasis on nutritional support.

  [Concurrent] Guan Xiangdong, Director of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University

  Nutrition is the foundation of all treatments. We have been emphasizing that nutrition is something that must be emphasized when giving patients, whether they are mild, severe, or critically ill. I said that I asked the local government to improve (nutritional standards), and I have been talking about this matter, and it has achieved good results.

  [Explanation] In this round of anti-epidemic, Shanghai attaches great importance to the treatment of severe cases, and adheres to the principle of "paying equal attention to new crown treatment and basic disease treatment, preventing mild to severe and severe treatment, and paying equal attention to Chinese and Western medicine treatment".

In terms of integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine treatment, Guan Xiangdong praised the anti-epidemic effect of traditional Chinese medicine.

  [Concurrent] Guan Xiangdong, Director of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University

  Chinese medicine in our country is really broad and profound. We are in Wuhan, and every subsequent outbreak, including this one in Shanghai, whether it is severe or ordinary medical experts, ordinary medical staff, with the active cooperation of everyone, Chinese medicine is in every patient. They all emphasize the principle of "one person and one side" (that is, a separate prescription), which is the most basic, and why, because it is true that (TCM treatment), whether it is light or severe or critical, its curative effect can be experienced during the treatment process. of.

  [Explanation] Guan Xiangdong also said that medical treatment is a part of epidemic prevention and control, and it is imminent to expand necessary medical resources.

  [Concurrent] Guan Xiangdong, Director of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University

  The data has fully shown that the per capita share of critical (medical) resources in our country is extremely low, and the number of ICU beds per 100,000 people is 7 to 10 times lower than that of developed countries and regions in Europe and America. The proportion of the hospital is also very low, so whether it is out of the basic needs of social development of people's lives, or out of major social emergencies that may occur in the future, such as this epidemic, our severe (medical) resources, in There is no doubt that our country needs to improve further.

  Reporter Vedev Cai Minjie reports from Guangzhou

Responsible editor: [Lu Yan]

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