Ukrainian hospitals ready to treat coronavirus patients

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The country’s health facilities are ready to treat about 35,000 patients. There are 3,700 ventilators and 9,500 beds with oxygen supply. This was reported by the Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov during the daily briefing of the Ministry of Health on August 16.

“During the entire pandemic, we have made a big step forward in the preparedness of our health care system. In total, there are about 35,000 beds allocated for coronavirus patients in the country. We have significantly increased the number of artificial lung ventilation devices. In all hospitals intended for the treatment of coronavirus patients, there are about 3,700 artificial ventilation devices available in Ukraine now,” the head of the Ministry of Health said.

Maksym Stepanov also noted that the number of beds with oxygen supply has been increased in health facilities.

“Another issue that was very important for us, especially at the beginning of the epidemic, was the number of beds with oxygen supply. Here, too, we have made great progress. We have significantly increased this number: today there are about 9,500 such beds in the country. But still, we should further increase this number. So, in response to our proposal, the State Commission on Technogenic and environmental safety and emergencies decided to give appropriate instructions to the heads of regional state administrations to intensify work to increase the number of beds with oxygen supply. This is very important step because the overwhelming majority of people admitted to our hospitals need oxygen therapy,” Maksym Stepanov summed up.

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