Pinevich: no concerns regarding high-tech equipment supplies to Belarus
There are no concerns about the supply of high-tech equipment to Belarusian hospitals, Belarus’ Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich told journalists at the opening of the X-ray endovascular operating room at Gomel’s Regional Clinical Hospital for the Disabled Great Patriotic War Veterans, BelTA reports
Dmitry Pinevich explained, “At present, there are no questions that any external suppliers will refuse to supply in the face of sanctions pressure. The topic of purchasing high-tech medical equipment and its further maintenance is under constant control. Perhaps, the issue may be more in the service than in the supply of new equipment.”
According to the Minister, the industry aims to diversify the supply of medical equipment. “Of course, the focus will be made on our domestic samples. These are the same high-end CT scanners that we install now. I think, if necessary, the equipment of European or American production will be replaced. At present, China and many Western companies manufacture this equipment. Therefore, in this regard, we have no concerns,” he explained.
Dmitry Pinevich underlined the main tasks for the sphere, “We must work in such a way that there are enough resources to purchase and maintain such equipment. Of course, human resources are vital; this is the most important issue. And we do have personnel,” he summed up.