Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov claims that protective suits for medical workers have been delivered to the country and the process of their delivery to the regions will begin on Wednesday.
“Of course, the suits have arrived. Tomorrow, the process of their delivery to the regions will start, namely to those medical institutions that need it … First of all, it is western Ukraine,” Stepanov said on Tuesday night on Ukraine 24 television channel, commenting statements by deputies that the purchased suits for the protection of Ukrainian doctors from COVID-19 had not been delivered to Ukraine.
Nova Poshta group of companies has paid for sewing 2,000 special protective suits for doctors from Chernivtsi, the company said on Tuesday.
In the near future, a purchase order worth UAH 1 million will be completed and personal protective equipment delivered to the city’s hospitals.
According to the statement, assistance to Chernivtsi was provided under the decision adopted by the company on March 15 to allocate UAH 25 million for the purchase of medical equipment, supplies, medicines and personal protective means for medical institutions in Ukraine.
“In the near future, Nova Poshta will supply several more artificial lung ventilators to medical institutions. We continue to urge representatives of business, volunteers, and public organizations to join the honorable thing, to contribute and provide the country’s hospitals with everything necessary by joint efforts,” co-founder of the company Inna Popereshniuk said.
She also said that today the health and lives of millions of Ukrainians depend on the responsible social position of business as well.