Ukraine's PM orders to create three-month supply of medical means for fighting Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

Denys Shmygal provided the protocol order to organize the laboratories, which may certify the means of the individual protection
20:49, 25 May 2020

Press-service of the Cabinet of Ministers

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal ordered to create a three-month supply of the medical means to fight Covid-19 as the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reported.

“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,” the PM stated.

He noted that the localization should be the priority in the state procurements. It means that the goods produced in Ukraine should be bought first. The PM ordered the Economy Ministry to provide the list of the producers of the individual protection means, medicines, equipment. All demands to the producers should be unified.

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Denys Shmygal provided the protocol order to organize the laboratories, which may certify the means of individual protection.

Health Minister Maksym Stepanov reported that within the program adopted by the government on May 6, 2020, the allocation of 3 billion hryvnias ($111.6 million) is provided for the purchase of individual protection means, laboratory equipment and so on.

“On Tuesday, the procedure of procurement will start with the use of ProZorro system, just by the simplified procedure,” Stepanov said.

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As we reported, Lviv clinics and hospitals have started conducting high-precision ELISA tests (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) for antibodies to Covid-19.

On May 24, 258 new cases of infection with Covid-19 were observed in Ukraine. The overall number of infected people currently makes 21,24. 623 cases proved lethal; another 7,234 people recovered.


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