Policy responses for Belarus - HSRM


Policy responses for Belarus

3.3 Maintaining essential services

A large part of the workload for primary care doctors is issuing medical certificates. To reduce the number of patients visiting medical facilities medical certificates can now be issued remotely without an examination where the results of medical check-ups in the past 12 months are available.

In June 2020, the Ministry of Health reported that healthcare institutions in Minsk, Brest, Gomel, Grodno, Vitebsk, Minsk and Mogilev regions, begin work as usual. The country is gradually phasing back healthcare organizations that have been redesigned to provide medical care to patients with coronavirus infection to their normal working patterns. However, on 9 July, the Minister of Health stated that preparations for ensuring functioning of the country’s healthcare organizations in the event of a second wave, was ongoing. On 4 December Minsk polyclinics once again suspended planned medical care.