Covid-19 in Ukraine: Number of available beds twice larger than hospitalized patients, - PM

Source : 112 Ukraine

Currently, the country's medical system is ready to host and treat all patients, Denys Shmygal says
11:40, 4 December 2020

Press-service of the Cabinet of Ministers

As of December 4, the number of available hospital beds in Ukraine is twice bigger than the number of hospitalized patients with symptoms of Covid-19. Denys Shmygal, the Prime Minister of Ukraine said so during the briefing on Friday.

"If we compare the situation at the moment of the beginning of quarantine, and what we've got today, we'll see that the number of beds exceeds the number of sick people who are currently at hospitals. Besides, the number of beds with oxygen supplies provides the opportunity to provide medical service to all patients who need them", Shmygal said.

He added that currently, the country's medical system is ready to host and treat all patients.

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In turn, Maksym Stepanov, the Healthcare Minister claimed that since the early November, the number of beds in hospitals increased from 40,000 to 61,000. When the pandemic reached Ukraine in March 2020, that number was about 12,000.

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