First case of Covid-19 in Ukraine: Photos of hospital in Chernivtsi published

Source : 112 Ukraine

There are old wooden boxes and spring beds in the infectious unit
12:32, 4 March 2020


Photos of the infectious unit of Chernivtsi regional clinical hospital were published. The first patient with coronavirus registered in Ukraine stays there as UNN reported.

The infectious unit is situated in the separate corps in the territory of the hospital.

The photos show that there are old wooden boxes, spring beds, old yellow soviet switches in the unit. Two beds with the bed-side table in middle stay in the boxes.

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The hospital reported that it is possible to isolate diseased in accordance to the pathology in the unit as there also the rooms of semi-box type. Moreover, there is a possibility to hold different clinical laboratory researches.

Earlier, Chernivtsi region got infusion pumps, bag valve masks, pulse oximeters, two machines for artificial lung ventilation and 197,000 medical masks. They had to be distributed among the hospitals last week.

“Currently, there are 13 machines for artificial lung ventilation in Chernivtsi region. Another six are repaired and I hope that they will be in the medical establishments soon,” Deputy Head of Chernivtsi Regional State Administration Natalia Husak said.

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On March 3, Ukraine has a confirmed case of COVID-19. The case spotted in the Chernivtsi region. A man returned to Ukraine from Italy and entered Ukraine through the border with Romania.

Later, doctors put the wife of a coronavirus-struck patient into an observation box. Her neighbors demanded to isolate the woman, otherwise they threatened to block the road.



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