Ukraine’s Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov notes that if the number of patients with coronavirus reaches 10,000 -12,000 people in the country, a situation will become critical. He called it an extra heavy load for the Ukrainian doctors.
The rated capacity of the Ukrainian healthcare system, according to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, is 270,727 hospital beds, and the total capacity of outpatient facilities is 847,132 beds. Also, Ukraine has 154,265 doctors and 296,054 nurses. That is, a load of 10,000 -12,000 patients should not lead to a critical situation in the Ukrainian health care system since its rated capacity is much higher.
Could the minister’s statement mean that almost nothing is left of Ukrainian medicine today?
If there is nothing left, then who will be responsible for this?
When in 2016-2018, we have been analyzing the reforms of then-acting Healthcare Minister Ulyana Suprun and wrote about their results and consequences, many people called not to escalate the situation.
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