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The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation transferred three modern ventilators to Kryvyi Rih Hospital No. 8


Kryvyi Rih City Clinical Hospital No. 8 received three ventilators manufactured in France from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and Metinvest. The equipment was delivered within the framework of the project Fighting COVID-19 in Ukraine, which became part of the large program Rinat Akhmetov – Saving Lives.

"COVID-19 has not bypassed any oblast of Ukraine. Therefore, more than 200 ventilators purchased by the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for public hospitals are being transferred to doctors in large cities and small towns. Over 120 high-quality ventilators from the Foundation were delivered to the main hospitals in 12 oblasts of the country. The first of them were transferred in March 2020. The equipment is delivered to both large clinics in regional centers and small regional hospitals, making modern European medicine accessible to everyone.  Everyone has the right to receive high-quality medical care, so the equipment is and will be delivered to medical institutions that need it most urgently," said Natalya Yemchenko,  member of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation, said.

Earlier, 21 ventilators were transferred to Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. The region also received 30,000 COVID-19 test systems and a PCR test analyzer from the Foundation, as well as 70,000 respirators, masks and other personal protective equipment.

The Metinvest representative, Dmytro Shevchyk, added that the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation's ventilators meet the most modern standards.

"Rinat Akhmetov was the first to come to the rescue of the country and sent 300 million UAH to provide state hospitals with what is most urgently needed. Including high-end ventilators.  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. Using the smart mode, a device itself analyses the patient's condition and selects the most optimal level of oxygen supply. This is the first time that ventilators of this class have been delivered to many hospitals throughout Ukraine. This is the contribution the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation made to modernise the Ukrainian healthcare system," Dmytro Shevchyk said.

As the Director of the Health Department of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration, Valerii Serdiuk said, the assistance the Foundation provides is especially crucial,

"We are facing a second wave of coronavirus. The ventilators from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation are luxury that cannot be overestimated. They really give patients an opportunity to overcome severe forms of infection.

His words were supported by doctors who have experienced all the difficulties when treating patients with the coronavirus.

"Our hospital has provided and continues to provide medical care to children residing in  Kryvyi Rih and surrounding areas, who have severe forms of respiratory viral infection or severe forms of pneumonia, as well as with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19. These are modern and high-quality  ventilators. Thank you very much," Chief Doctor of City Hospital No. 8, Volodymyr Melnychenko, said.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic, state hospitals in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, Ternopil, Rivne, Zakarpattia and Kharkiv Oblasts, as well as in Kyiv, have received modern ventilators 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