Coronavirus spoiled the plans: Zelensky called the timing of the opening of the enclosure Okhmadet

The President was informed about the willingness to pay physicians the promised allowances

The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky instructed to open a modern Department of “Okhmatdet”, which was delayed because of the epidemic of the coronavirus, in the near future.

This was discussed at a meeting on anti-COVID-19, which was attended by representatives of the government and law enforcement, reported on the official website of the President.

“Life is restored, and we have to go back to what he promised before the pandemic coronavirus. Without epidemiological situation, Ukrainians need a comfortable hospital with modern equipment. And now – even more. All of us – patients and doctors – tired of outdated medical facilities. Now is the time to change,” said Zelensky.

Particular attention was paid to the opening of the new building of hospital “OKHMATDIT”, where, according to the head of the Ministry Maxim Stepanov, already finished the main construction works and will be open in late July.

“We promised the office in June. Understand – coronavirus here and ruined our plans. However, the modern Department of “Okhmatdet” to open in the summer,” he instructed Zelensky.

In addition, the meeting dealt with the preparations of tenders for the upgrading of 220 admission departments in hospitals throughout Ukraine.

Zelensky said that today the waiting list of the first phase of offices to be modernized.

The President announced that the national health service of Ukraine has concluded agreements with all hospitals and doctors will now receive salaries and allowances for working anti-coronavirus. Treaties have not been concluded with several medical institutions, which are under renovation.

Separately the head of state reported on the signing of contracts for the supply of PPE and equipment necessary to combat COVID-19. First purchase will be held next week.

The state enterprise “the purchase of Health of Ukraine” announced about the purchase of 50 thousand of respirators that will immediately be sent to the regions. Also schedule what and when will be purchased.

Recall, this building “Okhmatdet” began to build in 2011, but two years later the work stopped. Previously, the government promised to complete construction in 2019. In April of last year was opened the first part of the new building of the clinic “Okhmatdet”.

The entire complex updated “Okhmatdet” will be more than 67 thousand sq m – several blocks which will house 10 modern surgical offices, 5 oncological and hematological departments and diagnostic Department.