President of Ukraine

Ukrainian doctors will be trained online to use ventilators

9 April 2020 - 13:17

Ukrainian doctors will be trained online to use ventilators

The government should change the order of distribution of medical equipment to combat COVID-19 in hospitals. This was discussed at a traditional meeting chaired by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy aimed to fight coronavirus.

“There are 20 infected doctors in one of the hospitals in the Kirovohrad region. This is just one example. Special means are delivered only to the hub hospitals, but every doctor in every medical institution is on the frontline, and we must provide each of them with everything necessary,” the Head of State noted.

It was noted at the meeting that even having modern ventilators, doctors in the regions often do not know how to use them. Therefore, it is necessary to organize training of doctors.

“Online lessons need to be organized. Then you can train doctors in the regions very quickly,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.

In response, Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov said that an information and consultation center for online consultation of doctors would soon be launched.