From 7 to 9 November 2020, a delegation of the German Federal Research Institute of Robert Koch (Germany), specializing in disease control and prevention, as well as disease research, visited Samarkand. The institute is the leading research and reference center of the German Ministry of Health in the field of biomedical sciences, including infectious and noninfectious diseases, and the main agency for health data analysis.
The delegation, headed by Professor Gerald Riepberger, included leading German epidemiologists, anesthesiologists and intensive care specialists in the fields of infectious diseases, internal medicine and laboratory diagnostics.
So, the main mission of the delegation was to assess the anticoronavirus activities being carried out in the region and to provide methodological assistance in the organization of qualified medical assistance in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with coronavirus infection. During three days German specialists visited Samarkand Regional Distribution and Treatment Center for Coronavirus Infected Patients, where together with the staff of Samarkand State Medical Institute they analyzed conducted treatment measures and consulted seriously ill patients.
Further, on the basis of our Institute, an online video conference "Treatment and Rehabilitation of Patients with COVID-19: The Experience of the Robert Koch Institute (Germany)" was organized for employees of various parts of the region's healthcare system to provide methodological assistance to medical professionals specializing in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with coronavirus infection. The conference discussed the effectiveness of various methods and forms of treatment, as well as the prevention of possible complications in this viral infection.
As part of the visit, the German delegation also met with Professor J.A. Rizaev, Rector of Samarkand State Medical Institute. Thus, possible areas of bilateral cooperation were discussed and agreed, including joint scientific projects, advanced training of the Institute's faculty at the clinics of the German Institute, as well as joint fundamental and applied research in practical and theoretical medicine, as well as in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
The parties emphasized that cooperation between the two institutes would make a significant contribution to further strengthening of friendly relations between our countries
SamSMI press service