MINSK, 15 March (BelTA) – New logistic routes for shipping spare parts for heavy medical equipment have been found, BelTA learned from Belarusian Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich before a session of the ministry's board.
Dmitry Pinevich said: “We've already talked about it. There are problems with logistics. When we buy import equipment, we run into problems with acquiring spare parts, particularly from unfriendly countries. This is why we have found partners, who can address this problem for us this year.”
In his words, the logistic routes able to fix this problem will become operational in H1 2023.
Dmitry Pinevich also said that there are plans to not only localize the manufacturing of medical equipment in the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone in association with partners but also organize equipment repairs and maintenance.
The official said that 98 units of heavy medical equipment had been bought. “The entire country is now fully covered by so-called golden hour circles. Within one hour patients can be delivered to a facility where a computer tomograph is available for diagnostics and qualified medical aid,” Dmitry Pinevich said.
The official also reminded that ambulance cars had been bought from the Belarusian automotive manufacturer MAZ. Apart from that, plans are in place to buy mobile medical aid posts made by this company.