Ukrzaliznytsia hospital received millions, but did not prepare beds for patients

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Health, Medical Assistance and Medical Insurance Mikhail Radutsky on Thursday, April 8, visited the hospital Ukrzaliznytsia in Kharkov. This medical facility was allocated about 60 million hryvnia in March, but they were not spent on the purchase of oxygen.

Radutsky tried to find out why this happened and “who will go to prison” for the fact that in Odessa patients with COVID-19 have nowhere to be treated, and the hospital with staff is not full. He told about this on the air of the program. “The right to power” on the TV channel “1 + 1” (scroll to the end to watch the video).

The hospital management explained that due to the existing hierarchy, they cannot independently manage the funds.

“Unfortunately, this is not only in Odessa, but also in Kiev and Kharkov – this is a complete disregard for the situation. Back in the fall of last year, there was a decree on transferring the capacities of Ukrzaliznytsia hospitals for the fight against covid, a decision was made to allocate beds,” Radutsky.

Despite sufficient funding, the Odessa hospital “UZ” has not prepared beds since autumn and has not purchased personal protective suits. A week ago, it turned out that the medical institution could not allocate more than 40 places due to problems with the electrics.

Radutsky said that in 10 days this medical facility must provide at least 100 beds for patients with COVID-19, for which they must solve the problem with electricity within two days.

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Recall that over the past day in the Odessa region revealed 1,142 new cases of coronavirus infection.

As reported OBOZREVATEL, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine predicts that the increase in the incidence of coronavirus will continue for another 7-10 days, and the number of infected can reach 25-30 thousand per day.

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