Ukrainian medics forced to conceal infection with Covid-19, - Zelensky

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the president, the doctors are forced to lie to avoid an administrative penalty for medical establishments
20:37, 3 September 2020

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that chief doctors of the number of the medical establishments force the staff to conceal infection with coronavirus as they are afraid of administrative penalties for their hospitals as the President’s Office reported.

“It is a dangerous and unacceptable situation. The Health Ministry should assume measures immediately and protect the doctors who are forced to lie and conceal the infection with coronavirus by the hospital authority,” the president said.

Related: Ukraine takes 4th place in Europe in number of new Covid-19 cases

As of September 3, 128,228 Covid-19 cases registered in Ukraine (+2,430 in 24 hours). 59,676 patients recovered (+859) and 2,710 people died (+54 in 24 hours).

It was specified that the occupancy rate of hospital beds for patients with Covid-19 is already 44% in Ukraine.

Related: 280 new Covid-19 cases observed in Kyiv

Besides, Ukraine's government issued costs to purchase Remdesivir, the drug that could be used to treat coronavirus.

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