UAH 571 million of the subvention was transferred to the regions to provide oxygen to beds in hub hospitals where patients with COVID-19 are treated. This was reported by government officials at a conference call chaired by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on preventing the spread and overcoming the effects of coronavirus in Ukraine.
The government is also working to deploy beds in non-medical facilities in Kyiv, Odesa and the Donetsk region. In addition, the inventory of beds of institutes of the National Academy of Medical Sciences and hospitals of Ukrzaliznytsia was conducted. The Ministry of Health is considering these beds for use in emergencies.
"I am worried about the high occupancy rate in medical institutions. This month, the National Health Service of Ukraine contracted additional 23 hospitals. Given the growing number of patients, we must be sure that there are enough oxygen-supplied beds in hospitals," the President said.
The Ministry of Health reported that it licenses companies that produce the necessary oxygen for hospitals. Today in Ukraine 15.5 thousand hospital beds are supplied with oxygen, almost 7.5 thousand are free.
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