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Novi Sanzhary not adapted for maintaining quarantine of evacuees from Wuhan, - local authorities

Source : 112 Ukraine

The deputies of the local village council wrote the appeal to Zelensky, Healthcare Minister with protests against hosting Ukrainians, evacuated from Wuhan
18:08, 20 February 2020

Lawmakers of Novi Sanzhary village council
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There are no conditions and means for the treatment of people diseased with coronavirus or for maintaining quarantine in Novi Sanzhary, where people evacuated from Chinese Wuhan were hosted, as local council stated.

“The infrastructure should be created for diseased with coronavirus and those who contacted such people; infrastructure, which corresponds to the norms of the anti-epidemic regime at the level of the state. We do not have such infrastructure in our region. The hospital in Novi Sanzhary is not provided by necessary equipment and medication and it is not ready to provide the full-fledged medical assistant for treatment of the diseased with coronavirus,” the appeal of the lawmakers of the village council states.

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The lawmakers stated that the situation jeopardizes the health and lives of the village citizens and they demand from top officials to assume urgent measures toward the non-admission of the accommodation of people evacuated from China in Novi Sanzhary medical center.

“Considering the opinion of the local community, we, the deputies of Novi Sanzhary village council, in order not to admit the infiltration and spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus infection in the territory of Novi Sanzhary village, considering the absence of the specialized healthcare establishment intended for temporary isolation of potentially infected people (quarantine), are strongly against the accommodation of citizens of Ukraine and foreigners evacuated from Wuhan city in unequipped Novi Sanzhary medical center,” the message reads.

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There are no conditions for quarantine in Novi Sanzhary as there are no isolators, box receptacles, proper ventilation system for isolation.

The local authorities are also concerned about the fact that the sewerage system of the medical center comes out in the field.

“The sewerage system is reconnected to the central sewerage system of the village, which comes out in the open infiltration fields in Zachepylivka village,” the message notes.

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45 Ukrainians and 27 citizens of Argentina were evacuated from Chinese city Wuhan. The plane with the citizens of Ukraine and foreigners evacuated from China landed in Kharkiv.

The Interior Ministry of Ukraine confirmed that the Ukrainians evacuated from Chinese city Wuhan will be accommodated in the medical center of the National Guard Novi Sanzhary in Poltava region.

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