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15 Dec 2020

Belarusian regional healthcare workers hailed for their efforts during pandemic

Belarusian regional healthcare workers hailed for their efforts during pandemic

MOGILEV, 15 December (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has thanked the staff of Mogilev Oblast Hospital and all healthcare workers in Belarusian regions for their good work during the pandemic, BelTA has learned.

“You are amazing. You are doing your job calmly and smoothly,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. In the current situation, doctors are utilizing the experience gained during the first wave of the pandemic. The president even compared their level of expertise with the skills of the Red Army at the start and at the end of the Great Patriotic War. “We went through this in that period, learned how to fight this disease, and now the army [of healthcare workers] is nor the army of 1941. The army in 1941 and the army in 1944 were two different armies. Well done!” the Belarusian president stressed.

The head of state also thanked the doctors of other specialties who had to learn quickly and help treat coronavirus patients. According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the number of pneumonias, severe cases, and patients on ventilators has recently plateaued in the country.

The president said he liked the location of the hospital surrounded by coniferous trees and shared the thoughts he had on the journey to Mogilev. This time, the head of state traveled by car. “On my way here, I was thinking what a beautiful country we have! Most importantly, when everybody in the world were chasing big money (that mostly comes from environmentally damaging industries), we kept Belarus out of it. I hope it remains a beautiful country for us, for our children and grandchildren,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.

The head of state was also briefed on the construction of a cardiac surgery facility on the hospital grounds. The hospital asked for help with equipping it. The president promised to help purchase modern equipment for the new facility.

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