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Ambulance units to hold express tests for Covid-19 in urgent cases, - Healthcare Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

Besides, the Healthcare Ministry will reconsider the algorithm of testing and treatment approaches
16:49, 23 March 2020

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The ambulance units will do express tests for coronavirus infection for the urgent patients as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported citing Deputy Healthcare Minister Viktor Lyashko.

“Yesterday we received information that the ambulance units will hold the testing with express tests. Yes, it will be held but in exceptional cases, when they will come for provision of the urgent aid to patients,” Lyashko said.

Besides, the Healthcare Ministry will reconsider the algorithm of testing and treatment approaches. The document will include criteria with specification who and when should be hospitalized or transferred to the intensive care unit.

Related: Over 15,000 people entered Ukraine in 24 hours; one Covid-19 case confirmed

Earlier, it was reported that the express tests for coronavirus will be conducted only by doctors of certain healthcare establishments.

On March 23, Ukrainian cargo aircraft IL-76 landed in Boryspil international airport. The plane arrived from Guangzhou, China, carrying 250,000 tests for Covid-19, the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the number of people infected with coronavirus in Ukraine has reached 73 people.

 

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