Posted: 02.12.2021 11:51:00

Weak points transform to advantages

The Chairman of the Grodno Regional Executive Committee and the former Healthcare Minister, Vladimir Karanik, noted in an ATN film that some sort of experts had spoken of Belarus' weak points but these have become our advantage in the fight against the pandemic

Photo by Ivan Yarivanovich

“Belarus could introduce a lockdown within a day. Fortunately, this was not necessary. The years of close attention to the healthcare system, the process of reequipment and the number of hospital beds available in the country have been repeatedly criticised by experts from various international organisations. They considered we had too many beds and too many medical workers – asserting that it was very expensive and must be cut. The weak points they emphasised have become our main competitive advantage in this situation [fight against coronavirus],” Mr. Karanik stressed.