Only two doctors were allowed to come to the morgue, where a farewell from Zaali Otarievich took place, from each department of his native KGB No. 4. These were mainly the heads and senior nurses of the departments. But, having learned through their channels about the farewell to Zalik, many of their former colleagues came to give him their last bow.
Roses, lilies, carnations were sent by those who worked with him in the 61st hospital, when Zaali Georgadze was still a resident, and then the head of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. There were many wreaths from colleagues from other hospitals, from his current residents.
Everyone was wearing masks, gloves. Many have not seen each other for 10-20 years. And it was impossible to hug. It was impossible to touch the dear friend of Zaali Otarievich.
Unable to come to the epidemic of the coronavirus and personally say goodbye to a colleague, doctors wrote him notes, putting them in bouquets of flowers.
A memorial service was held. A priest from the Donskoy Monastery looked like a doctor in the “red” zone, was in a protective white suit, on top of whom a cross was dressed.
Speaking through a mask, those present remembered how they remembered Zaali Otarievich.
He was loved for his nobility and kindness. It was considered the sun of the 61st hospital (which later became University Clinical Hospital No. 4). Everyone who comes there after college was warmed by its rays. He “put on the wing” of so many “fledgling” residents.
– I remember how he gathered our unit in the residency at the base of the 61st hospital. He said that he was offered the position of deputy chief physician of the hospital, asked what we think about this? I consulted with the team, as with my family, ”says Karina Hovhannisyan, now the head of the therapeutic department of the Clinical Hospital No. 4. – Of course, we were upset. He was an excellent head of the department, a very knowledgeable doctor and an understanding leader. But they rejoiced for him, because such a professional had to grow.
Karina Hovhannisyan was lucky to work with Dr. Georgadze for 25 years.
– In my memory, 5 or 6 chief doctors were replaced in the hospital. And they all left as their “right hand”, their deputy, Zaali Otariyevich. A new team came. But he stayed. It was a “buffer” between the high authorities and the team. He did not give doctors an insult, he defended every employee.
They said about Zaali Georgadze: “He is in his place.”
“It was a real nachmed, deputy head physician for medical matters,” says his colleague Pyotr Kochetkov. – He always made every effort to ensure that the patient who needs specialized help was transferred as quickly as possible to the hospital No. 4, where he worked. To help him as soon as possible. He was a highly professional doctor, an excellent organizer, and at the same time, a very delicate and kind person.
His colleagues called Zalik, a diminutive name, kindly, familyly.
– So they said: “Zalik said,” “Zalik asked me to do it.” But officially, of course, they turned to him by name and patronymic, ”says Karina Hovhannisyan. – He was very companionable, he liked to arrange feasts, we always very warmly congratulated our employees on their birthday, and escorted them to retirement. He was able to create a team where there was no squabble, no swearing, no sitting around. Those who, due to life circumstances, were forced to leave for other hospitals, said that they had never met a more sincere team.
Zaali Otariyevich had no days off. Colleagues knew that he could be called at any time, day, evening or night, and consulted on the management of a difficult patient.
“We called him when we needed help, our relatives or our patients.” God sees, he never refused anyone. It was a support for everyone with whom he worked.
A gastroenterologist, hepatologist Igor Tikhonov recalls how he met Zaali Otariyevich when they went to the village of Sechenovo, the birthplace of Ivan Mikhailovich Sechenov, whose name is named after their University.
“I would never have thought that Zaali Otariyevich was the deputy head doctor,” says Igor Tikhonov. – I immediately noted his modesty, sense of tact, equal treatment of his younger comrade.
Who was I for him? A previously unfamiliar young doctor. But I was immediately flattered by his kind and sincere attitude. This was a real Georgian character – with all the characteristic Georgians openness, good nature, hospitality and such a nice accent.
I would equate the name Zaali Otariyevich – to the word “responsiveness.” When then, after a couple of months, my mother needed help in the hospital where he worked, he solved the problem in just one day, in one hour! Are there many bosses who are willing to spend time on almost strangers? But Zaali Otariyevich was not a boss, not an official, but, above all, Man. A true humanist and doctor. Happy are those whom he taught, educated, who worked with him side by side for many years.
“Tired of being between heaven and earth”
Colleagues say that Zaali Otarievich did not work in the “red zone”, the administration was in the “green zone”.
“But he was with everyone when the hospital opened at the base of the hospital.” He explained how to take smears correctly, went to intensive care, ”says Karina Hovhannisyan. – We also went before, advised our specialized patients. And now only resuscitators are allowed there.
The insidiousness of the “green zone”, according to Dr. Hovhannisyan, is that many people feel safe in it, begin to “uncover”, eat without masks, without gloves, without suits. And no one knows in this situation who is healthy and who is not.
– And as before Zaali Otariyevich many still came in with their questions. He advised, helped. He was an absolutely trouble-free person. His family was medical, his wife was a gynecologist, and his daughter was a student at our university. It is impossible now to understand where he could become infected.
Feeling unwell, Dr. Georgadze called and warned his colleagues that he had a temperature of 38, and he lay down at home. Everyone decided that he had ARVI, and he really had better stay at home.
– At first, everything was not so bad, he had CT-1 – pneumonia with a mild degree of damage. But when the illness dragged on, the administration insisted on his hospitalization. No one thought that his condition would worsen so much. We have severe patients with CT-3 (lung damage when there is a compaction of the lung tissue like frosted glass in combination with foci of consolidation. – Auth.) They lie, slowly recovering.
When Dr. Georgadze began to lose his saturation, they decided to transfer him to another hospital, which also belongs to Sechenovskiy University. And immediately placed in intensive care.
– When he was transported to the reanimobile, taken away from the department, he was with an oxygen mask, conscious. He said: “This is a one way road,” says Karina Ogonesyan. – Everyone who stood then in the corridor burst into tears. The day before the transfer to another hospital, I went to his ward, he said: “I’m so tired, I’m between heaven and earth, I can’t fight anymore, more likely either one or the other.” I began to say: “Who are you throwing us at? You are our dear nachmed! ”
On May 9, Dr. Georgadze died.
“This is such a disease that, if he takes on a person, holds him tight”
Colleagues refuse to believe that Zaali Otarievich is no longer alive. It seemed that only recently he was conducting a medical consultation. Patients told him “thank you” for saved lives. So the deputy mufti of Russia, Rafik Fattakhetdinov, in a video message on the YouTube channel Muslims of Russia, expressed gratitude to the doctors and personally to doctor Georgadze, who helped him cope with coronavirus pneumonia. At University Clinical Hospital No. 4, he spent several weeks.
“He helped a lot, but he himself“ burned out, ”colleagues say.
Since the entire staff of Sechensky University was not allowed to attend the farewell morgue, at the request of doctors, the coffin with the body of Dr. Georgadze was brought in a hearse to his native University Clinical Hospital No. 4.
– All employees went out into the street, in dressing gowns, in masks. We stood and met a car that arrived with flashing headlights, ”says Karina Hovhannisyan. – Hearse stopped, opened the door. The coffin, according to the sanitary epidemiological regime, was closed. Everyone froze. A moment of silence commemorated Zaali Otarievich.
Against the background of ominous silence, the doctor’s wife cried into her voice. Turning to the coffin, she said: “Look, Zalik, the whole hospital has come out to see you.” Following all burst into tears. Thanking the team for the good attitude to Zaali Otarievich, his wife, sobbing, asked the doctors: “Why, you, didn’t save him?”
– Everyone froze. It was very hard. I’ll tell you honestly, it happens that there are not enough medications. But there was everything necessary. In order to put Zaali Otariyevich on his feet, everything possible and impossible was done. A meeting of professors was convening. He was constantly watched by the main freelance pulmonologist of the Ministry of Health Sergey Avdeev. Yes, he had pressure, hypertension, but there were no longer any aggravating diseases. I don’t know what went wrong …
Doctors say that they put on their feet patients who are 80-85 years old. Recently, for example, on April 20, they discharged a patient from the hospital with three stents in the heart, who had a heart attack. But no one could have thought that they would soon lose their only Zaali Otarievich.
“You can’t say that you weren’t saved,” said Pyotr Kochetkov, in the “peaceful” life he was the head of the department of organ trauma, and in a pandemic, the head of the infectious department of the hospital. – I myself worked for several hours a day in intensive care, where Zaali Otarievich was. He made a tracheotomy for patients. I saw the dynamics of his condition. Attention to him, as to the patient, was the closest. He was advised by the best scientific experts of Sechenovka.
Nearby was a team of pulmonologists, a head of resuscitation, and other specialists. With his treatment, all currently known drugs were involved. Everything that he could, he received. As, however, and other patients. There is generally a very strong resuscitation. Unfortunately, it’s just such a disease that if you take on a person, it holds him tight. In this case, the disease was stronger than all of us.
Colleagues say they read the statistics on mechanical ventilation, considered the risks, but hoped for a miracle … A miracle did not happen.
“I miss you so much, dad. Love you with all my heart. I think you should have become a guardian angel for someone, so you had to leave. Look from heaven at me, you will be proud of me, ”wrote his daughter Keti in comments on the social network.
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