MINSK, 14 January (BelTA) – The healthcare system is operating and gets funded without interruptions, BelTA learned from Belarusian Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich on 14 January.
The official said: “The healthcare system is operating and is financed without interruptions. Despite all the problems we discuss today, including the COVID-19 situation, the healthcare system has not faltered. It is the key thing.”
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko hosted a government conference on 14 January to discuss amendments to the laws on healthcare and on psychological aid. After these matters were discussed, the healthcare minister informed the head of state about the COVID-19 situation. The healthcare minister talked about the current state of affairs and projections. Apart from that, he demonstrated a chart depicting the sickness rates of acute respiratory infection and pneumonia.
“We have started repurposing hospital beds away from COVID-19 patients little by little. The second maternity home started working in Minsk. We no longer hospitalize [COVID-19 patients] to the gynecological hospital,” the healthcare minister noted.
The national clinical hospital for medical rehabilitation in Aksakovshchina, Minsk District is getting back to normal. It was previously used for treating COVID-19 pneumonias. Now it once again rehabilitates patients after heart attacks and surgeries on large joints and hearts.
“It pleases me as a professional. I would very much like to do the work we'd been doing before the pandemic began,” the healthcare minister noted.