On September 10, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and FC “Shakhtar” handed over high-quality artificial lung ventilation devices to doctors in Kharkiv city. On one day, four ventilators were handed over to the city at once (city clinical hospitals No. 13 and No. 17, received one device for each, two more devices were transferred to the regional clinical infectious diseases hospital), which is especially important in connection with the current epidemiological situation. In addition, medical workers received medical clothing and gift sets.
“COVID-19 affected every region of Ukraine. Therefore, more than 200 lung ventilators purchased by Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for public hospitals are being transferred to doctors in large cities and small towns. The Foundation works closely with regional state administrations and receives objective data on the availability of ventilators in hospitals. Everyone has the right to receive high-quality medical care, so the equipment is supplied and will be delivered to medical institutions that need it most urgently.” , said Natalya Yemchenko, a member of the Supervisory Board of Rinat Akhmetov Foundation.
According to Yuri Svyrydov, Director of strategy and communications at FC “Shakhtar”, today the fight against coronavirus infection requires joint efforts more than ever:
“Targeted assistance is not able to contain the spread of COVID-19. “Shakhtar” Football club has been playing its home matches in Kharkiv city for three years. Therefore, it is especially important for us that together with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, we can help the city in the fight against coronavirus. Such ALV devices of high standard are difficult to buy, because they are in demand in every country of the world due to the pandemic.”
He added that the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and FC “Shakhtar” are also transferring three ALV devices to two more hospitals in Kharkiv city on this day.
The head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Aleksey Kucher thanked for the help, emphasizing its relevance.
“We now have about 20 people connected to ventilators in the regional hospital. Hospital No. 13 also helps patients with coronavirus, so thank you very much, – said Alexey Kucher.
According to doctors, the received device was a real joy.
“Today we have a very pleasant event for hospital No. 13. Our team has many years of experience in treating patients with lung diseases. Moreover, today, doctors are not left alone, having received a ventilator of such a high class, it is modern and technological. This is an opportunity to save even more lives. Many thanks to the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation.”, said the head physician of the hospital Alla Bobeiko .
The intensive care unit’s doctors also received special-order medical clothing from the Foundation.