Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and Metinvest handed over a ventilator to the doctors of Kryvyi Rih. The modern and high-precision equipment Monnal T75 manufactured by Air Liquide Medical Systems SA (France) was received by Kryvyi Rih Infectious Disease Hospital No. 1.
“Lung ventilators are transferred to Ukrainian doctors as part of the project “Combating COVID-19 in Ukraine”. This is part of the large program “Rinat Akhmetov – Saving Lives”. This is a high-end rescue equipment. Such devices will be relevant even after many years and are necessary to help seriously ill patients, to save the lives of people throughout Ukraine,” said Natalya Yemchenko, member of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation.
According to her, 32 lung ventilators are transferred to state healthcare institutions. This is the largest batch of ventilators, which entered Ukraine from the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic.
“On behalf of the Founder of Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, I want to thank the doctors who have done and continue to do the incredible. When the whole world went to quarantine, you boldly set off to face danger. Overtime work, round-the-clock anxiety, professional challenges. You, like a shield, met a new virus. Sincere gratitude for inspiration and courage. I want to emphasize that Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, Metinvest have been helping Kryvyi Rih since the beginning of the pandemic. The city is key for Metinvest and we will continue to provide assistance and work together with government officials, doctors, in order to cope with new challenges together,” said Andrey Skachkov, Metinvest representative.
In turn, Yuri Vilkul, the mayor of Kryvyi Rih, thanked for the help, noting that the city is not the first time feels the attention and support of Rinat Akhmetov:
“Thanks, in particular, to Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and Metinvest support, we are able to conduct timely testing and examination of both medical workers and residents of Kryvyi Rih. Lung ventilator from Rinat Akhmetov Foundation allows you to not only deal with the complications of coronavirus, but also dozens of other diseases. Thank you so much”.
According to Konstantin Murashko, the head of Kryvyi Rih health department, the ventilator received is an upscale equipment, relevant and necessary at any time.
“Only by joint efforts can we achieve a result. What Rinat Akhmetov Foundation does is worth a lot, it allows us to bring our hospitals to the modern level of care. In the XXI century, without this it is impossible. We are grateful for the help,” said Konstantin Murashko.
In addition, two doctors of Kryvyi Rih Infectious Diseases Hospital No. 1 were awarded certificates of completion of a special training course in working with the most advanced models of mechanical ventilation devices. The Foundation arranged the course together with the Ministry of Health and the Association of Anesthesiologists of Ukraine. In particular, Denis Turapin, Head of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, and Alexei Shelkovyi, an intern-doctor, received the certificates.
In addition, the hospital’s medical staff received certificates for a set of medical clothing from Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. Doctors will be able by QR-code to select the required sizes of clothing, which will be sewn to special order.
Earlier, Rinat Akhmetov Foundation donated 18 400 express tests to the medical facilities of Kryvyi Rih for the detection of COVID-19. In total, the Dnipropetrovsk region received 30 thousand tests.
In addition, the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Laboratory Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine received from the Foundation a modern CFX96 Touch PCR test analyzer for the coronavirus and an uninterruptible power supply that will ensure the functioning of the device even in case of emergency power outages.
As reported, Rinat Akhmetov Foundation has already transferred lung ventilators to doctors in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kramatorsk, Konstantinovka and Bakhmut. In total, 200 pieces of the most modern models of this technology will be transferred to state healthcare institutions.
“Fighting COVID-19 in Ukraine” is a large-scale project of the Foundation, designed to help save lives. It is being implemented as part of “Rinat Akhmetov – Saving Lives” program. Earlier, by personal decision of Rinat Akhmetov, the project “200 ambulances for Ukraine” was implemented as part of this program. Then, in a record-breaking short half a year, state medical institutions in all regions received 200 special vehicles with the most advanced equipment that can overcome off-road conditions. Including 22 cars with lung ventilators for newborns. This is the largest contribution of one supporter to the state medicine of Ukraine for the entire time of independence of our country. Today, many of these ambulances are involved in the fight against the epidemic in all regions.
Read more about how Rinat Akhmetov Foundation helps Ukraine to fight coronavirus, in our special material.