How Ukraine's Health Minister Responded To Our Investigation Of A Shoddy COVID-19 Ambulance Station
As Ukraine’s daily coronavirus infection rate headed above 3,560 cases in late September 2020, Current Time Kyiv correspondent Yulia Zhukova reported how paramedics in the Kyiv region must respond to emergency calls in a dilapidated, rusty ambulance that lacks adequate medicine and even absorbent cotton. After hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians watched the video, Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov came to the ambulance station earlier this month to look into matters himself. The paramedics now have the medicine they need, but supplying an adequate ambulance remains a work in progress. Meanwhile, since our report, the country’s daily infection rate has surged to 6,677 cases as of October 26, 2020.