Ukrainians to be able to call ambulance via newly created anti-Covid contact centre

Source : 112 Ukraine

The service will start working on November 26, Ukraine's Healthcare Minister says
14:54, 25 November 2020

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Ukrainians will be able to call an ambulance for those sick with Covid-19, using the services of a new contact center for fighting coronavirus. Maksym Stepanov, the Healthcare Minister of Ukraine said so at the online briefing. 

"Starting tomorrow, November 26, we're running this function in the test mode, and then, we'll switch to the regular mode - so that a person can order the call for a mobile crew via the contact center", he said.

The official explained that all medical facilities have been united for that matter.

Later, the function of consultation with the family doctor will be added to the list of services, Stepanov said.

Related: 13,882 new cases of Covid-19 in Ukraine over 24 hours

As we reported, the Ukrainian government could opt for a winter holiday quarantine. Denys Shmygal, the Prime Minister said so during the Cabinet session on Wednesday.

"Yesterday, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky shared the important initiatives of support of people and business if the quarantine is boosted. Let me be clear: we're preparing for all possible scenarios, including the possible introduction of the quarantine for winter holidays", Shmygal said.

Related: EU plans to hold first vaccination against Covid-19 until the end of December


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