Additional large hospitals for patients with COVID-19 are preparing to deploy in Kyiv, Odesa and Mariupol in case of an overload of hospitals of the first and second waves. This was reported by head of the medical committee of the Verkhovna Rada Mykhailo Radutskyi on Facebook, referring to the decisions made at a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
"By order of the President, preparations for the deployment of large infectious diseases hospitals in case of overloading of medical institutions of the first and second wave are underway in Kyiv, Odesa and Mariupol. All the necessary equipment is being purchased so that new hospitals can start working in a matter of days. We are going to place hospitals in existing large premises - it may be the Palace of Sports in Kyiv So far, there is no such need, but we should be fully prepared", - Radutskyi noted.
He also noted that the president instructed to prepare departmental hospitals and institutions subordinate to the Medical Academy of Sciences for the reception of patients with COVID-19.
In addition, medical students will be involved.
"We are involving interns and senior students of medical universities to work in the infectious diseases departments. The corresponding legislative changes came into force in the summer. There are clear guidelines for the treatment of patients with COVID-19, and I am sure that our young professionals will be able to provide qualified assistance under the supervision of experienced doctors", - Mykhailo Radutskyi reported.