Over 4,000 Ukrainian doctors get infected with Covid-19, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

Healthcare workers make up 20% of all coronavirus patients in Ukraine
11:16, 26 May 2020

Ukraine's Healthcare Minister

In Ukraine, more than 4,000 medical workers have been infected with the coronavirus. The Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov told about it on the air of ICTV TV channel, RBC reports.

"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.

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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.

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