800 free beds remain for Covid-19 patients in Kyiv hospitals, - Stepanov

Source : 112 Ukraine

From 2,781 beds allocated for the treatment of Covid-19 patients, 1,941 are occupied, that's why, the occupancy of hospitals for coronavirus patients in the capital is 70%
08:30, 17 October 2020

Health Minister Maksym Stepanov informed that 800 free beds remained in Kyiv hospitals for patients with Covid-19. The head of the Ministry of Health said this on the air of the Inter TV channel, Interfax Ukraine reports.

"Today in Kiev, 2781 beds have been allocated for the treatment of patients with Covid-19. As of the morning, 1941 beds are occupied, that is, you see that more than 800 beds are free," Stepanov said.

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According to him, in the capital, some clinics, such as Oleksandrivska clinical hospital or others, are completely filled. Therefore, patients are taken to other hospitals according to approved routes.

In general, in Kyiv, the occupancy of hospital beds for coronavirus patients is 70%. The same situation is observed in the Kharkiv region, more tense - in Donetsk, Luhansk, Odesa regions and Odesa itself, where the Ministry of Health is constantly increasing the number of beds.

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Stepanov also roted that his department intends to increase the number of hospital beds to 52,000 - this is 30% of the total bed capacity that is in the country and which can be used to treat patients with Covid.

As we reported earlier, Kyiv hospitals lack medical workers to treat those sick with coronavirus.

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

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