: :inin Kyiv (EET)

‘Like a War Situation Here.’ Ukraine’s Overburdened Doctors’ Desperate COVID-19 Fight


(CHERNIVTSI, Ukraine) — A breathing machine at a Ukrainian hospital breaks down, leaving a coronavirus patient gasping helplessly for air. Dr. Olha Kobevko rushes from room to room to see if there is an electrician among her other patients who can fix it.
Eventually, she figures out a way to get the device working again on her own.
“We are like in a war situation here, like on a front line!” she exclaims in despair.
Kobevko, 37, is the only infectious disease specialist at the infection division of a hospital in the western city of Chernivtsi that is supposed to accommodate 60 patients …read more

Source:: Time

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