Kyiv deploying five more hospitals to tackle COVID-19 spike.

Photo from UNIAN, Viktor Kovalchuk

Photo from UNIAN, Viktor Kovalchuk

Kyiv authorities are deploying another five medical facilities to treat COVID-19 patients. These are hospitals 1, 12, 15, 18, and the Kyiv City Center for Radiation Protection of the Population from the Consequences of the Chornobyl Disaster, says Mayor Vitaly Klitschko.

According to the mayor, the city keeps increasing the number of beds for treating COVID-19 patients in the capital's municipal medical facilities, as well as provide clinics and medics with all necessary equipment and gear, an UNIAN correspondent reported from an online briefing.

"We have already deployed 2,730 beds in 22 city hospitals. Of these, 17 hospitals are already receiving and treating patients with the virus. Others are completing preparation works to admit such patients," Klitschko said.

The mayor assured that medical workers who will work with patients with COVID-19 are provided with the necessary personal protective equipment, medicines and special equipment for disinfecting the premises. Almost 4 million UAH were allocated for this.

Read also COVID-19: Over 5,100 new active cases reported on Oct 13 Klitschko noted that the other four medical facilities are now preparing to receive patients.

"I emphasize: this is what the city is doing on its own in a situation where the dynamics of the virus spread is such that very soon we may be lacking beds in hospitals. At the same time, government-owned, departmental and medical institutions of the Academy of Medical Sciences are not accepting Kyiv residents with COVID-19, although they have a total of 11,000 beds and qualified personnel. I believe that this is an anti-state and, to put it mildly, strange position of the government and the Ministry of Health, which are at the same time talking about setting up hospitals at sports arenas and so on," the Kyiv mayor said.

Coronavirus in Kyiv: Background

  • On October 9, Klitschko said hospital load in terms of COVID-19 patients was over 70%.
  • On October 12, the mayor said that the capital has not yet seen a response to an appeal to deploy facilities of the National Academy of Medical Sciences to address crisis.
  • Over the past day, 397 new active coronavirus cases were reported in Kyiv, bringing the total to 28,090.

Author: UNIAN

Unian

Read the top-news of politics in Ukraine and the world, the latest political news from the UNIAN news agency.

https://www.unian.info/

Related news
China flies planes into Taiwan airspace after Biden takes office, Ratcliffe reacts.

China flies planes into Taiwan airspace after Biden takes office, Ratcliffe reacts.

Former DNI John Ratcliffe says "China and China alone is our biggest national security threat," when discussing President Biden's soft on China past on 'Fox News Primetime' hosted by Maria Bartiromo. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox ...

California lifts stay-at-home order, as support to recall Newsom hits over 1M.

California lifts stay-at-home order, as support to recall Newsom hits over 1M.

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer discusses Gov. Gavin Newsom's failings during the COVID-19 crisis, and comments on the timing of him lifting lockdown orders. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel ...

BREAKING: Mandatory hotel quarantine plans expected 'today'.

BREAKING: Mandatory hotel quarantine plans expected 'today'.

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi has told Sky News an announcement on mandatory hotel quarantine will be made later. It comes as concerns grow over new coronavirus variants entering the United Kingdom. Meanwhile Mr Zahawi said it was "far too early...

Senate receives impeachment article as Republicans are split on convicting Trump.

Senate receives impeachment article as Republicans are split on convicting Trump.

Some Republican senators have been speaking out against the historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. “Nightline” speaks to Rep. Joe Neguse, one of the impeachment managers.

Live: Protesting Indian farmers mark Republic Day with massive tractor rally.

Live: Protesting Indian farmers mark Republic Day with massive tractor rally.

From Brexit breaking news to HD movie trailers, The Sun newspaper brings you the latest news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world. Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: Like The Sun on Fac...

BREAKING: Jobless rate hits 5%

BREAKING: Jobless rate hits 5%

Over 200,000 people lost their jobs in the three months to November. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) means the UK's unemployment rate has hit 5% for the first time since 2016. Read more here: SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for...