The Government will further exert every effort to ensure that Ukraine's healthcare system can provide assistance to anyone in need. This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal during a regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on November 4.
According to the Prime Minister, the Government is increasing the number of testing and the number of beds, and is actively working to supply beds with oxygen systems.
"Last week, an additional UAH 600 million was allocated for these needs. Another UAH 1 billion was allotted from the Coronavirus Response Fund for tests. We are talking about the purchase of 2 million quick tests, using which the result can be obtained in minutes. This decision is one of many that we take every week to support our medical system," the Head of Government stressed.
Denys Shmyhal added that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has no intention to introduce a lockdown of the country. "But if we see further worsening of the situation, it will actually force the Government to resort to stricter measures," he stressed.
The Prime Minister also accentuated that the fight against COVID-19 also requires joint efforts. Not only the efforts of doctors, local authorities, the Government or the Parliament. "Each of us can save the lives of others through our responsibilities. If he/she adheres to restrictive measures and reduces the number of his/her social contacts," Denys Shmyhal summed up.