Hardest weeks are ahead: Health Minister Stepanov addressed Ukrainians

Source : 112 Ukraine

Maksym Stepanov announced that the ministry had approved the protocol of treating people infected with coronavirus and detailed the list of emergency doctors whose salaries will be increased
21:09, 2 April 2020

Maxym Stepanov
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Ukraine’s Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov turned to the Ukrainians in connection with the epidemic of coronavirus, saying that the hardest weeks are ahead. The address was published on the official Facebook page of the Health Ministry.

“The hardest weeks are ahead. But I am sure that, united, Ukrainian people will defeat any misfortune, including the coronavirus ... For your safety, we have strengthened quarantine measures. Stay at home. Quarantine is not a vacation," Stepanov said.

He also reported on the ministry’s activities. In particular, the Unified State Treatment Protocol for Covid-19 patients has been approved.

“It took us two days to do this, and now all the doctors in the country have a clear algorithm for treating patients. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine or medicine for this virus. Moreover, no one is safe and everyone can get sick. But many countries that have experienced this invisible enemy before Ukraine already have effective achievements in the fight against the coronavirus disease. And we have set a standard of treatment based on the experience of these countries,” Stepanov said.

Related: Ukraine’s Covid-19 mortality twice less than anywhere in world, - Healthcare Ministry

He added that few weeks would not be enough to build a modern medical system, but they were simultaneously working on reform.

The ministry detailed the list of primary emergency doctors who would receive a pay increase and entered it in an order.

Earier, Maksym Stepanov became Ukraine's new Minister of Health.

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