Kyiv is ready to deploy another 6,000 beds in hospitals for coronavirus patients if necessary. The city lacks doctors who will work with such patients, Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said on the air of Ukraine 24 TV channel.
"In the city of Kyiv, we have prepared 5,500 beds in infectious diseases departments. If we need to, we are ready to double, plus another 6,000 beds are ready to provide," the mayor said.
According to Klitschko, there is a shortage of doctors in the city.
"We can do many more places, but the most important question is who will provide care? We do not have enough doctors. Today, doctors are working on the verge of stress," the mayor said.
He noted that the Kyiv authorities pay extra to doctors, paramedics who work with Covid, they receive a total of 30-35 and even 40 thousand hryvnia per month.
As we reported earlier, Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko claimed that the current occupancy rate of the beds with oxygen in Kyiv's hospitals makes 66 percent. At the same time, there are no free beds in Kyiv city hospital No.4.