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Over $700 spent on treating one patient with Covid-19, - National Health Service

Source : 112 Ukraine

The average cost for the provision of medicines and consumables per day can be up to 176 dollars for each patient who is in the intensive care unit
12:21, 9 October 2020

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The National Health Service of Ukraine reports that the treatment of one patient infected with COVID-19 costs the state an average of 20,000 hryvnias (707 dollars). This was stated by Acting Chief of the National Health Service Andrii Vilenskyi in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

"In our health care facilities, an average of 40,000 hryvnias (1,014 dollars) were allocated for one patient with COVID-19 in the first month, when we realized that we needed to contract the institutions. Now, an average of 20,000 hryvnias (707 dollars) is spent on each patient, not counting funds which the institutions received from local authorities," Vilenskyi stated.

Related: Current situation with Covid-19 in Ukraine 'tougher than ever', - Healthcare Minister

It was also noted that the average cost for the provision of medicines and consumables per day could be up to 176 dollars for each patient who was in the intensive care unit.

As we reported earlier, as of October 9, the number of people infected with Covid-19 in Ukraine increased up to 250,538. 5,804 new cases of infection have been registered over the last 24 hours, which is a new anti-record for daily incidence.

The highest daily growth of incidence is observed in Kyiv region – 766 people; in Kyiv – 567 cases. 630 people infected in Kharkiv region and 403 in Odesa region.

Related: Ukraine takes 7th place in Europe in number of new Covid-19 cases

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