Ukraine increases number of hospital beds for Covid-19 patients to 80,000

Source : 112 Ukraine

In the near future, most of these beds to be provided with oxygen
22:36, 9 November 2020

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The number of beds for patients with coronavirus is planned to be increased to 80,000. This was announced by chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko during the briefing that was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"We are facing the challenge to urgently increase the number of hospital beds for patients with Covid-19: from 50,000 to 80,000," Lyashko said.

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He added that in the near future, most of these beds will be provided with oxygen.

"There is already an agreement. Oxygen concentrators will be delivered to Ukraine," Lyashko added.

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According to the sanitary doctor, the Ministry of Health continues to deploy and increase the number of beds for coronavirus-infected people in the country's medical institutions.

"I would like to emphasize once again that all scheduled surgeries and scheduled hospitalizations are prohibited in our hospitals starting from Monday. Hospitals will accept only urgent patients and patients with coronavirus disease. The situation is extremely tense at this moment," the official said.

As we reported earlier, over the last 24 hours, 8,687 new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Ukraine. 

469,018 cases have been detected since the pandemic reached Ukraine. 209,143 recovered, and 8,565 deceased, succumbing to the consequences of the disease.
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