MINSK, 23 October (BelTA) – Minsk hospitals have enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for up to three months, BelTA learned from Sergei Malyshko, Chairman of the Healthcare Committee of the Minsk City Executive Committee, on 23 October.
Departments in seven clinical hospitals of Minsk have been prepared and are receiving coronavirus patients, primarily those suffering from pneumonia. “On the whole, we are ready for the second wave. We had about a three-month break between the first wave and the second one. This is why we were busy stocking up on personal protective equipment and medications. At present we have PPE reserves that will last us from 1.5 to 3 months,” Sergei Malyshko said.
In his words, a sufficient supply of medications is also available. “The city has sufficient reserves of medications to treat people during the second wave,” the official noted.
Sergei Malyshko also stressed that Belarusian medics had accumulated some experience of treating COVID-19 patients. The best practices that Russian specialists and other foreign specialists employ to treat such patients are also being looked into.