"Unfortunately, about 20% of all infected with the coronavirus, i.e. 4,112 people – are doctors," Stepanov said.
According to him, this situation arose due to the fact that Ukrainian hospitals had not been ready for the coronavirus pandemic: there was no personal protective equipment, no respirators, no masks, the routes of delivery of patients were not calculated.
The Minister noted that a three-month supply of personal protective equipment is required for the work of medics.
As we reported earlier, yesterday, on May 25, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal ordered to create a three-month supply of the medical means to fight Covid-19.
“It is necessary to define clearly that the provision by the individual protection means should be enough for three months. We would like to form such a supply in the hospitals of the first wave,” he stated.