Ukraine's government publishes list of surgical procedures allowed amid quarantine
The Cabinet of Ministers, Ukraine's government, has published a list of surgical procedures that are allowed amid the coronavirus-related quarantine.
The text of relevant resolution No. 332 of May 4, 2020, is available on the government's portal.
"During the quarantine period, healthcare facilities are not allowed to conduct planned hospitalization and planned surgery, except for:
• medical assistance in the regions, the city of Kyiv where the bed occupancy rate in hospitals designated for COVID-19 is below 50%;
• medical assistance to women with complications of pregnancy and childbirth;
• medical care to pregnant women, women in labor, newborns;
• medical assistance in specialized health facilities for cancer patients;
• palliative inpatient care;
• other urgent measures for hospitalization and planned surgery if there is a significant risk to life as a result of their postponement," the document says.
At the same time, it is emphasized that patients who receive medical care in connection with planned hospitalization or planned surgery are subject to mandatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for SARS-CoV-2.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said on May 4 that planned surgery suspended over the coronavirus-related quarantine would be allowed in Ukraine from May 5.