Ambulance crews of Rivne region received from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation 2,200 rapid tests to detect coronavirus.
“The ambulance medical workers took the brunt, as they were the first ones, who come to patients with COVID-19, risking their health and even life. Therefore, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation purchased and transferred 20,000 rapid tests to ambulance crews in seven regions of Ukraine. In the light of this, about 10,000 employees of the Centers for Emergency Medical Care and Disaster Medicine, including Rivne region, received them. ”, said Oksana Ishchuk, project and program manager of the Foundation.
She recalled that the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation pays special attention to the work of the field of emergency medicine. Last year, a unique project “200 Ambulances for Ukraine” was implemented. In just six months, state medical institutions in all regions for the first time in 28 years of independence of Ukraine received 200 special vehicles with the most advanced equipment that can overcome the off-road areas. Today, many of these ambulances are involved in the fight against the epidemic all over the country. Moreover, 20,000 rapid tests are intended including for the medical crews have already been transferred.
According to Oleg Vivsyannik, head of the Health Department of the Rivne Regional State Administration, coronavirus showed what difficult tasks medical workers have to solve. Therefore, they especially need support.
“Medical workers are now at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus, so the health of each of them is very important. We are grateful to the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for help. ”, said Oleg Vivsyannik.
Accepting the certificate for tests receiving, the Chief Physician of the Rivne Regional Center for Emergency Medical Care and Disaster Medicine, Andrei Bortnik noted that the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation was not the first time came to the aid of medical workers. Therefore, in the framework of the project “200 ambulances for Ukraine”, Rivne region received nine ultramodern emergency vehicles.
“That was a complete surprise for us. Five vehicles have been delivered in our center. Another four operate in other districts of the region. The problem with special transport is one of the major challenges, and these vehicles were its solution in large measure. It is very important that the cooperation went on further. These tests are another pleasant surprise for us. “, said the chief doctor of the Rivne Regional Center of Emergency Medical Care and Disaster Medicine, Andrii Bortnyk.
About how the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation helps Ukraine in the fight against coronavirus, read more in the review material here.