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Deputy Minister of Health speaks on maximum capacities of Ukrainian hospitals

Source : 112 Ukraine

At the moment, Ukraine is implementing a scenario, which provides that no more than 2% of citizens are infected with COVID-19
09:21, 14 April 2020

Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Health
State Enterprise Center of Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine

The Ukrainian medical system is designed for simultaneous admission of no more than 3.5 thousand patients who are infected with COVID-19. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Health and Chief State Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.

"And our capacity, which we counted on and which we adhere to - simultaneous stay of no more than 3.5 thousand patients in intensive care units," Lyashko said.

According to him, it is also possible to treat people from heart attacks, strokes and other urgent conditions under this load of Ukrainian hospitals.

Related: Who's responsible for breakdown of Ukraine's health services and facilities?

At present, Ukraine is implementing a scenario, which provides that no more than 2% of citizens are infected with COVID-19.

As we reported earlier, Ukrainian hospitals may receive domestic-made ventilation devices.

According to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian hospitals will receive hundreds of devices in the coming weeks.

"The cost of such ventilators is several times less than foreign equipment. We can better provide our doctors and save more lives," the president said. 

Related: 11,336 people tested for Covid-19 in Ukraine, - Ministry of Health

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