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25,000 tests for Kyiv Region: the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation continues to help the state in the fight against coronavirus


Today, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation passed on 25,000 rapid tests medical workers of Kyiv Region to detect COVID-19. The delivery took place in the city hospital number 3 of the Bila Tserkva. From here, tests will be distributed throughout the area.

“As it was personally decided by the Founder of the Foundation Rinat Akhmetov, 300 million UAH were financed to combat coronavirus in Ukraine. In close coordination with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the Foundation purchases and transfers personal protective equipment and equipment to Ukrainian doctors, but it is the tests that are of primary importance. They help to understand the extent of the problem in each individual region and therefore isolate the infected. 25,000 tests that doctors in Kyiv Region are receiving today are the final batch of 300,000 tests purchased by the Foundation for State Hospitals in all regions of the country. Experts highly appreciate the quality of the tests and their effectiveness to combat the spread of the virus,” Natalia Yemchenko, member of the Supervisory Board of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, said.

Acting Head of the Kyiv Regional State Administration, Vasyl Volodin, spoke about the current coronavirus situation in the region:

“Unfortunately, the results of medical studies show that there is an extremely unpleasant trend in the incidence trend of coronavirus in Kyiv Region. 234 patients have already been revealed. They all have many contact persons who need to be tested for the virus. We thank the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for these 25,000 tests. We will be able to identify the infected and isolate them so as not to bring the situation to the boil.”

 Mayor of Bila Tserkva, Hennadii Dykyi, expressed his gratitude to the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for the assistance and noted that it is very important to stick together in this difficult time:

“We know how to unite. The state and business today are jointly fighting the epidemic of the terrible virus. We ask the population to join this struggle and not to leave home without urgent need.

The Founder of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation gave directions to purchase 300,000 coronavirus rapid tests for medical workers of Ukraine and therefore transferred them to the Stabilization Foundation created under the President of Ukraine.

The tests have already been submitted to public hospitals in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv regions, and the city of Kyiv as well.

Back in February, Rinat Akhmetov was the first in the country who gave directions to the Foundation to respond to the global threat of a coronavirus epidemic. The equipment to effectively treat the complications caused by COVID-19 – the Swedish SERVO-I UNIVERSAL and SERVO AIR high-end ventilators and oxygen concentrators – has already been purchased and transferred to the Ministry of Health.

In particular, ventilators from the Foundation have been installed in the Poltava Regional Infectious Diseases Hospital, Rivne Central City Hospital and Zakarpattia Regional Hospital. The named hospitals in Poltava and Rivne also have oxygen concentrators for ventilators installed. A separate concentrator from the Foundation was delivered to the Volyn Regional Infectious Diseases Hospital. The number of medical facilities that have already received equipment from the Foundation was determined by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

 The Foundation also purchased personal protective equipment for Ukrainian doctors: EgoZlin biobag EBV – a unique insulating mobile box to transport infectious patients; EOBO-20 EgoZlin – a protective biological and anti-chemical suit with filter and ventilation set; anti-chemical disposable overalls; infrared thermometers with a laser pointer; multilayer respirators;  protective masks and goggles.  

  Another 22 ventilators were installed in neonatal ambulances and transferred by the Foundation to all regions of the country as part of the “200 ambulances for Ukraine” project. 

The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation is also purchasing coronavirus sample analyzers with test cartridges for them.

In partnership with the Ministry of Digital Development, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation created educational TV-series for teachers (“Quarantine: Online Services for Teachers”) and schoolchildren (“Digital Physical Education for Schoolchildren with Sport Stars”).  The video courses are posted on the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation's Facebook page and Youtube channel.

Jointly with TRK Ukraina, the Foundation created social videos urging older people to comply with the rule of thumb during the quarantine – Stay at Home. The TRK Ukraina TV-presenters and the ambassadors of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation – Ihor Pupkov, Oleh Paniuta, Hryhorii Herman, Oleksii Sukhanov and the famous journalist Savik Shuster – engage in the videos hag tagged #ParentsATHOME.