On February 5, 2021, at a joint briefing meeting by the Chairman of the Zaporizhzhia Regional State Administration Aleksandr Starukh, the Head of Zaporizhzhia Regional Council Elena Zhuk and General Director of Zaporizhstal Aleksandr Mironenko, it was announced that the authorities and responsible business would take joint actions to restore the department of Zaporizhzhia Regional Infectious Disease Clinical Hospital, that suffered from a fire.
“First of all, I want to express my sincere condolences to the families and relatives of the victims – this is a very difficult tragedy and terrible loss. Metinvest company and Zaporizhstal Steel Works understand the importance of this hospital for the region, that especially increased during the pandemic, so we rapidly made a decision to provide financial assistance to restore the damaged infrastructure of the hospital. We will make every effort to complete the commissioning of a new modern oxygen station in the shortest possible time, the construction of which was financed by Zaporizhstal Steel Works and Metinvest with the support of Rinat Akhmetov Foundation”, emphasized Alexandr Mironenko.
The Chairman of Zaporizhzhia Regional State Administration Alexandr Starukh noted that the support of responsible business is extremely important for overcoming and eliminating the consequences of terrible tragedy on February 3, 2021, when a fire in the intensive care unit claimed lives of three patients and a medical professional. It is extremely important to ensure the functioning of medical facility, since it is the largest in region and a pivotal hospital for accommodating patients with coronavirus infection.
In her speech, the Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Council Elena Zhuk emphasized the constructiveness of the position of responsible business and efficiency with which the leadership of Metinvest and Zaporizhstal came to assistance of the region.