The Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov has said that the workload of beds in medical institutions of the first wave in Lviv region exceeds at 50%, so the local authorities began to open medical facilities of the second wave for patients with coronavirus, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“The number of patients requiring hospitalization is constantly growing. Lviv region has crossed the threshold of 50% occupancy of beds in medical institutions of the first wave. We have started to open second wave hospitals,” the minister said.
According to Stepanov, the Ministry of Health continues to increase its capacity in the fight against coronavirus.
“We continue to build up our capacities, increasing number of conducted tests from 200 per day in April to over 15,000 currently. The hospitals of the second wave have 10,237 beds, of which 851 are intensive care beds, and 1,442 ventilators. We have significantly increased the number of ventilators and additionally installed more than 800 devices. The number of oxygen beds has been increased. We are increasing the number of purchases of personal protective equipment using the resources from the state budget, as well as purchases of 1.2 million test systems and equipment for laboratory centers under the World Bank program together with the Ministry of Health,” the head of the Ministry of Health said.