Regional Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) all over the country have received 161 monoblocks (modern desktop computers), 624 laptops, and 346 multifunctional devices. The equipment was purchased as part of additional funding for the Emergency COVID-19 Response and Vaccination Project in Ukraine, implemented jointly with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, one of the five institutions of the World Bank Group. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development is a special partner of the Ministry of Health, especially since the beginning of the war.
In the temporarily occupied territories, there are unsanitary conditions, violations of all possible anti-epidemic standards, limited access to drinking water and medical care. That's why the CDPC staff started working immediately after the de-occupation. Even mobile chemical, radiation and biological monitoring teams have been set up on the basis of these centres in each region.
"The effective work of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is extremely important during the war, as our country is constantly facing the threat of infectious disease outbreaks. Long-term stay of people in bomb shelters, lack of drinking water or access to it due to damaged water supply, temporary occupation of our cities, towns and villages are factors that can trigger epidemics. Therefore, it is important to provide the specialists of the centres with access to all the latest technologies and the ability to use them confidently," said Maria Karchevych, Deputy Minister of Health for Digital Development.
As a reminder, 10,000 laptops were provided to Ukrainian doctors with the support of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Digital Transformation.