On the air of Freedom of Speech, Viktor Lyashko said that Ukraine has a development strategy for testing 80,000 people a week.
To the topic In Lviv, two laboratories were launched in which PCR tests are performed during the day.
According to Lyashko, the Ministry of Health is now studying the question of why the laboratories in Ukraine are still underutilized with samples. Hospitals reported that samples were taken from all people with pneumonia.
Today, laboratories are underloaded with samples. We started and are talking about algorithms why we are not delivering samples for testing in the laboratory. The question is whether all pneumonia is tested. Today there is a signal from the regions that everyone with suspected pneumonia – samples are collected are delivered to the laboratory,
– said Lyashko.
Therefore, the Ministry of Health believes that there may be problems precisely with the response of family doctors to people with suspicion who do not consider it necessary to take samples for research.
Perhaps there are problems with responding and not visiting people who tell the family doctor that he has a suspicion,
– he noted.
The Ministry of Health has changed the algorithm of action in cases of suspected coronavirus
Now anyone with symptoms similar to coronavirus disease should call their family doctor. If a person has not signed a declaration with a doctor, you need to call an ambulance – 103. In the future, the doctor or calls the mobile team, there are dozens in each area. Upon arrival, staff will collect samples for examination. If there are indications for hospitalization, the mobile team immediately hospitalizes the patient.
When will Ukraine conduct mass testing for coronavirus?
The Ministry of Health plans to introduce mass testing of citizens for coronavirus. But this will not be introduced until the hospitals begin to fully load the specified testing limit of 30,000 samples per week. Lyashko noted that mass testing will be the second wave of testing deployment.
Also, the Ministry of Health plans to create places for mobile testing. When they appear, it will be possible to arrive there by your own car and hand over samples for research.
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