By the personal decision of the Founder and in coordination with the Ministry of Health, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation is preparing 20,000 rapid tests for the detection of coronavirus to be handed over to doctors.
According to doctors, today rapid testing is the most effective way to detect and diagnose a disease.
Experience in successfully combating coronavirus in countries such as South Korea shows that timely testing (along with isolation measures) helps to prevent the spread of the epidemic.
“The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation began to transfer equipment to the government to combat coronavirus, even when it was not mainstream. For three weeks now we have been working on this in coordination with the Ministry of Health.
Today we are making the next tranche – the Fund buys 20,000 rapid tests for the state, because it is precisely the rapid identification of carriers and their isolation that will prevent an epidemic.
Prior to this, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation has already transferred to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine two batches of high-quality mechanical ventilation devices – artificial lung ventilation – made in Sweden.
They also have oxygen concentrators for them, as well as an insulating mobile box, a protective biological and anti-chemical suit, 400 protective disposable overalls, 10 thousand protective masks, non-contact thermometers, ”said Natalya Emchenko, a member of the Fund’s Supervisory Board.
The fund also buys for the Donetsk region an analyzer of rapid tests for coronavirus complete with test cartridges for it. The analyzer will be delivered to the Mariupol hospital. It will allow in laboratory conditions to conduct rapid testing (the most effective way to detect a disease) and significantly accelerate the diagnosis of coronavirus.
Another 22 ventilator breathing systems were installed in neonatal ambulances transferred by the Fund to all regions of the country under the project “200 ambulances for Ukraine”. They can be used to support the lives of children with coronavirus complications when transported to a hospital.