MINSK, 27 November (BelTA) – During the visit to Minsk City Hospital No. 6, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko pledged to visit a number of other healthcare facilities that treat coronavirus patients, BelTA has learned.
The president explained that the visit to Minsk City Hospital No. 6 will be followed by visits to other healthcare facilities in the country's regions. According to the president, he intends to visit hospitals in each region of Belarus to personally make sure that the medical care is provided at a high level and to see how to improve the treatment process.
The head of state noted that he is likely to visit healthcare facilities in Mogilev, Grodno and Minsk Oblast.
“This is just the beginning. I intend to visit all the regions. During a critical period we need to improve the system, and we see what is missing,” the head of state said. In particular, when a shortage of computed tomography scans was revealed, a batch of CT scans was purchased and delivered to Belarus with the help of Mikhail Gutseriev.
“I want you to understand that the world economy has stopped. Things are not easy for us too. We do not have huge financial resources from oil and gas. It is not easy for us to spend a lot of money during this period. In just one year, we will spend $800 million on healthcare workers and treatment for COVID-19. It is almost a billion dollars. It's a colossal amount, and it's budget money. They say healthcare service is free of charge in our country. Nothing is free. It is financed from the budge. So is education. So it's very big money,” the head of state noted.