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08 April 2021, 18:24

Minister: Belarusian healthcare system ready for third wave of COVID-19

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KALINKOVICHI, 8 April (BelTA) – The Belarusian healthcare system is ready for the third wave of COVID-19, Belarusian Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich told journalists at the opening of a CT room in Kalinkovichi District Central Hospital, BelTA has learned.

Dmitry Pinevich stressed the importance of safety measures: observing social distancing, wearing face masks, and washing hands. “It is important to follow these recommendations not only in polyclinics and hospitals, but also in other public places: public transport, stores, shopping malls, and so on,” the minister added.

According to Dmitry Pinevich, another important aspect is vaccination. “We receive batches of vaccines and are set to get even more. I urge everyone to get vaccinated. Healthcare facilities have already set up special vaccination rooms and opened applications for vaccination,” he noted.

Belarusian healthcare facilities and the population also have enough supplies of personal protective equipment and other goods, including antiseptics, Dmitry Pinevich pointed out. At 8:30 on Mondays, every region submits information about its stock of the necessary products. The current supplies will last for 2-2.5 months and are regularly replenished. “At least once a week we compare notes with all the regions during online meetings. There is also enough equipment and oxygen supply – we keep track of everything. However, I would like to reiterate: every one of us should take care of our health and of each other, especially our parents,” Dmitry Pinevich said.

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