Turkmenistan is experiencing a spike of patients with Covid-19 symptoms despite the government’s ongoing denial of the presence of the pandemic. At present, no additional resources have been allocated towards hospitals treating patients with Covid-19 symptoms; furthermore, no new protocols have been put in place for doctors and sanitation workers. Consequently, as no adequate treatment for the patients is available this has left health care professionals incapable to treat presenting symptoms.
In spite of Turkmenistan’s official denial of the existence of coronavirus, it is present in the country. Under the current conditions, medical institutions in Turkmenistan are unprepared for the pandemic’s outbreak. Clinics lack the necessary equipment. Laboratories are unable to properly conduct tests because of a shortage of chemical agents and not enough test systems delivered from Russia.
Against the backdrop of Turkmenistan’s denial of coronavirus in the country, the WHO decided to visit the country this week in order to assess the current situation.
В то время как Харамдаг-Бердымухамедов продолжает отрицать наличие коронавируса в Туркменистане, источники сообщают о непонятных смертельных случаях внутри страны.
According to sources, after carrying out COVID-19 tests with the help of test systems supplied from Russia on March 12, cases of infection with Coronavirus (COVID-19) were detected in Turkmenistan.