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Ukraine’s Health Ministry prepares hospitals for second wave of Covid-19, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

At the moment, less than 20% of hospital beds are occupied
13:28, 24 June 2020

24 Channel

Currently, the number of beds in health care facilities for patients with coronavirus infection is 23,000, 3,895 of which are occupied by patients. Thus, more than 80% of them remain vacant. This was stated by the Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko during a briefing that was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

He also noted that 350 beds were occupied in intensive care units while 82 patients were under artificial lung ventilation at first-wave hospitals.

Related: Coronavirus in Ukraine dashboard: online

"At the same time, we are preparing second-wave hospitals. So far, we have clearly prepared 11,576 beds at second-wave hospitals that are ready to accept patients with coronavirus. At the same time, we see some problems in some areas of organizing patient routes and transportation to health-care facilities. Therefore, together with the Minister of Health, the National Health Insurance Fund and the directors of health departments, we are holding some conference calls and working out mechanisms on how to involve hospitals that are not included in the first wave today. We will point out all the defects in certain areas," Lyashko said.

As we reported earlier, on June 24, Ukraine set a new anti-record in terms of the number of people infected with Covid-19 - 940 new cases per day.

Related: Ukraine's coronavirus fund: Where does the money go?

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