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The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation transfered two ventilators to Nadvirna District Hospital


The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and DTEK transferred two ventilators to Nadvirna Central District Hospital in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast.

"The Foundation has already purchased and is transferring 200 modern ventilators to Ukrainian doctors. The next tranche — 32 devices — has already been delivered to Ukraine. This is the largest assistance to the country during the coronavirus epidemic. Ventilators from the Foundation are easy to use, and they almost completely eliminate the human error. This is the first time that ventilators of this class have been delivered to many hospitals throughout Ukraine. In fact, this is the Foundation's contribution to the modernization of the Ukrainian healthcare system," Natalya Yemchenko, member of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation, said.

Chief Doctor Serhiy Emelyanchuk expressed his gratitude for the help, noting its significance.

"I would like to express the gratitude to the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. Our hospital was a mainstay during the coronavirus epidemic and we felt shortage of medical equipment that saves lives. The Foundation  have responded to our request for assistance," Serhiy Emelyanchuk said.

DTEK representative Oleksandr Voronkin also handed over training certificates to the doctors who operate ventilators to receive the required training. The 3-hour webinar was initiated by the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation jointly with the Ministry of Health and the Association of Anesthesiologists of Ukraine. Leading experts of the Ministry of Health shared the world's best practices with doctors of state medical facilites to treat COVID-19 and the aspects of how to operate the latest versions of ventilators.

"I would like to express the gratitude to our doctors for their bravery in the fight against coronovirus, their desire to improve their skills and for the thousands of saved lives," Oleksandr Voronkin said.

Doctors also received certificates for medical clothing as gifts. Doctors will be able to use the QR code to select the necessary custom-ordered clothing sizes. 

Earlier, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation transferred three ventilators to two hospitals in Ivano-Frankivsk. Earlier, Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Clinical Center of Emergency Medical Care and Disaster Medicine received rapid tests to detect the coronavirus infection. More specifically, 3400 test systems were transferred by the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation specifically for medical professionals to monitor their health. Another 10,000 tests were received by regional state medical institutions in Outer Subcarpathia  to check patients with suspected COVID.

Fighting COVID-19 in Ukraine is a large-scale project of the Foundation created to help save people's lives. It is implemented within the framework of the program Rinat Akhmetov – Saving Lives. Earlier, Rinat Akhmetov launched 200 Ambulances for Ukraine, which was implemented as part of this program. Back then, all regional state medical institutions received 200 special vehicles with state-of-the-art military equipment that can get over off-road conditions within the record time of six months. Moreover, 22 vehicles equipped with ventilators for newborns were also delivered. This is the largest contribution made by one philanthropist to the state medicine of Ukraine since our country became independent. These days, many of these ambulances are involved in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic.

Learn more about the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation's assistance in Ukraine to fight the coronavirus here.