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Kyiv prepares extra beds for coronavirus patients without governmental assistance, - mayor

Source : 112 Ukraine

Space and medical staff will be provided by the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Ministry of Health, and departmental medical institutions
18:51, 19 October 2020

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Ukraine’s capital is now preparing additional beds for the treatment of patients with Covid-19 all by itself. This was stated by the mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko, during an online press conference.

"As of now, the city is working on extra beds in hospitals on its own, equips departments, and allocates funds from the capital's reserve fund. It does everything to protect the health and lives of Kyivites," Klitschko said.

He noted that Kyiv had not yet received a response from the government to the city authorities' request to transfer sick Kyivites to equipped hospitals with medical staff provided by the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Ministry of Health, and departmental medical institutions.

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As we reported earlier, according to Oleh Ruban, the Head of State Service for Supplies and Consumer Policy, Kyiv hospitals lack medical workers to treat those sick with coronavirus.

"We need more staff and equipment, not extra beds at hospitals. The most vital problem is, currently, the lack of doctors. 7,000 members medical staff resigned over six months," he said. 

Related: Up to 20,000 people could die in Ukraine by end of year due to Covid-19, - Kyiv School of Economics

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