Chernivtsi regional clinical hospital has been fighting the spread of Covid-19 for two months in a row. Currently, it hosts the largest number of patients plugged to the lung ventilators, which is four people. Last month, thanks to charity initiatives, a modern lung ventilator reached the hospital; soon after that, three more arrived, NewsOne TV channel reported.
"Currently, our hospital hosts 160 patients with either suspected or confirmed coronavirus infection. 14 of those are in the infection unit, and four patients are plugged to AVL devices", said Serhiy Tsyntar, the Chief Medical Officer of the hospital. According to him, under these circumstances, doctors constantly need extra equipment and protection.
On April 10, the hospital received a modern lung ventilator, 10,000 masks, and 19,000 gloves purchased at the financial support of a famous Ukrainian oligarch. Later, sponsors brought another three AVLs.
Medics claim there are no equals to these devices in the Chernivtsi region. The device already appeared to be effective and easy to handle.
"It's got standard modes that are necessary to treat the patients with pneumonia. It is easy to handle and simple to use. This is crucial for our staff", said Kostyantyn Dronik, the acting chairman of the hospital's department.
Four devices equal to four intubations of gravely sick people. That's at least four saved lives", said Oleg Chorny, the Chief of Department of Healthcare of Chernivtsi regional state administration.