The Minister of Health of Ukraine Maxym Stepanov said that in a lockdown leaving Ukraine for medical treatment abroad is "extremely limited" for Ukrainians. This was announced by the Health Minister during a briefing broadcast by the 112 Ukraine TV channel.
According to Stepanov, this issue is under his personal control and the Ministry of Health is looking for any opportunity to provide Ukrainians for treatment abroad.
"The Ministry of Health is constantly considering all applications, working in its normal mode to consider for payment and deciding on treatment abroad. The last commission was held yesterday, where a decision was made on 79 patients," he said.
The head of the Health Minister also noted that the ministry is now dealing with the issue of importing drugs for patients with epilepsy.
“Today we have 20 thousand children with epilepsy in Ukraine. We are currently dealing with importation issues, including this category of patients, and we are talking with our importers about what kind of help they need from the Ministry of Health in order to provide patients with medicine. There also exist alternative medicine produced by Ukrainian manufacturers," Stepanov said.
As it was reported earlier, production of a drug for the treatment of COVID-19 has officially begun in Ukraine. Darnitsa Pharmaceutical Company has passed state registration for hydroxychloroquine. It is an experimental drug that is included in the coronavirus treatment protocol.