The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and the Ukraine TV channel continue the cycle of online broadcasts with medical experts who answer the questions about COVID-19. The guest of the project “Ask the Doctor” was professor, doctor of medical sciences, rector of the National Medical University named after A. Bogomolets Yuri Kuchin. He told the audience how the vaccination against COVID-19 is going on in Ukraine and when its first results will be visible.
“I am very glad that vaccination has begun. There were many obstacles, there was no exact guarantee that this would happen. We all wanted it. Moreover, this is extremely necessary both for the health care system and for the citizens of Ukraine. The main thing is that it has begun, that there is a vaccine, and that the opportunity to be vaccinated is provided. First for medical workers, then for educators, then for other citizens,” said Yuri Kuchin.
According to him, by the end of spring, when a significant number of the citizens will be vaccinated, it will be possible to expect a decrease in the number of detected cases of the disease.
“We expect that we will not have new waves when there is an increase and decrease in the incidence, and then growth may repeat again. Vaccination is carried out so that the next waves are less or stop altogether,” the expert noted.
Yuri Kuchin told how, according to scientists, the strains of coronavirus differ from each other. Some lead to acute symptoms faster, others more slowly. In addition, he advised not to ignore the mask regime and quarantine measures, since the danger of catching COVID-19 is still on a high level.
“If at the end of January some departments were already empty and they were returned to their usual profile, today the number of patients is growing,” said Yuri Kuchin.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Rector of the National Medical University. A. Bogomolets Yuri Kuchin is the sixteenth expert of the project “Ask the Doctor”. Earlier, the audience’s questions were answered by a cardiac surgeon, director of the Heart Institute, Professor Boris Todurov, a popular pediatrician of the country Yevgeny Komarovsky, immunologist of the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health Alexander Zaika, anesthesiologist Sergey Dubrov, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Head of the Department of Respiratory and Other Viral Infections of the Institute of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases named after L.V. Gromashevsky Alla Mironenko and other leading experts.
The online project “Ask the Doctor” is being implemented within the framework of the “Rinat Akhmetov – Saving Lives” program. During live broadcasts on the Foundation’s Facebook page, leading medical experts answer viewers’ questions on the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The recordings of the broadcasts can be found on the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation’s YouTube page. The program “Rinat Akhmetov – Saving Lives” is implementing the project “Fighting COVID-19 in Ukraine”. It is the largest, most systematic and ambitious private initiative aimed at helping public health facilities in the fight against coronavirus. Within the framework of the project, more than 200 thousand units of personal protective equipment and consumables, 337 thousand express tests and more than 200 state-of -the-art ALV devices were transferred.