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The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation delivered two modern ventilators for the doctors of Kostiantynivka


Kostiantynivka Infectious Hospital received two high-end ventilators from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and Metinvest. This is the second transfer of modern medical equipment in Kostiantynivka. A few months ago, this medical institution has already received three ventilators from the Foundation.

"Over 160 high-quality ventilators from the Rinat Akhmetor Foundation were delivered to the main hospitals in 12 oblasts of the country. The first of them were transferred in March 2020. The equipment were delivered by the Foundation to both large clinics in regional centers and small regional hospitals in Ukraine, making modern European medicine accessible to everyone. Surely, many health care institutions either did not have ventilators at all or purchased them in the last century. Thus, doctors could not provide high-quality medical care to patients who developed complications from COVID-19. The ventilators purchased by the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for Ukrainian doctors are high-end intensive care equipment. Such devices will even be relevant and necessary to help those who are seriously ill and to save the lives of people throughout Ukraine years from now," Natalya Yemchenko, member of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation, said.

The Metinvest spokeswoman, Tetiana Sytnik, noted that it was the ventilators that Ukrainian medicine required substantially.

"Despite the shortage of high-quality ventilators, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation managed to buy and bring them to Ukraine. The ventilators delivered by the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation correspond to the world standards completely, plus, they are ultimately easy to use and rule out the human error significantly. This ensures that the purchased ventilators can be used immediately after installation, and that is very important at the time of the epidemic, when saving a life is a matter of right here, right now. After all, this is the most important thing," Tetiana Sytnik specified.

According to the chief physician of the hospital, Nadiia Sheichenko, the Foundation's assistance has become extremely relevant.

"We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation! The coronavirus has become a real challenge. We can cope with it only together. We have not seen anything like this before. We have some extremely severe cases. The worst thing is that neither medicine not professional medical skills can help you don't have proper oxygen support. We now have more than half of these patients, and many of them need ventilators. Otherwise they may have to face a risk of death. The main advantage of ventilators from the Foundation is that they allow for non-invasive ventilation. In other words, more gentle ventilation. It helps save chest organs and affects the heart less violently. The Foundation's gift will save as many human lives as possible," Nadiia Sheichenko said.

According to Natalia Mykulenko, a specialist of the Health Department of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, doctors remain at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus:

"Once again, we would like to express our gratitude to the Foundation for its support. This is considerable support. Thanks to these devices, our patients have are recovering.”

Along with the ventilators, the Donetsk main hospitals received over 50,000 units of personal protective equipment and 100,000 rapid tests from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation.

Fighting COVID-19 in Ukraine is a large-scale project of the Foundation created to help save people's lives. It is implemented under the program Rinat Akhmetov – Saving Lives. Earlier, Rinat Akhmetov launched 200 Ambulances for Ukraine, which was 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 equiped 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.

Read more about the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation's assistance to the country in the fight against COVID-19 in the review materials:

1. Stop coronavirus in Ukraine: the chronicles of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation's assistance to the country

2. Combating coronavirus: the assistance by the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation to stop the epidemic in Ukraine. Part 2

3. Helping the country cope with global challenges. Part 3