Former Minister of Health of Ukraine Ulyana Suprun called on the residents of the country to “decommunize” home first-aid kits and get rid of the “soviet”. She wrote about this on her Facebook page.
According to the ex-minister, some of the popular means in the USSR can be not only useless, but also dangerous. In particular, she noted that mustard plasters do not help ease breathing or cough, but can lead to burns on the skin.
Instead of using iodine and brilliant green, Suprun recommended washing shallow wounds or cuts with water.
The former official also added that there is no scientific evidence that oxolinic ointment protects against colds and flu. She noted that the ointment only blocks the nasal passage and makes breathing difficult.
Suprun served as the head of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine from 2016 to September 2019. During this time, she has repeatedly become the object of criticism due to her conflicting views on medicine.