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Central Region’s Hospital Received 25 Oxygen Concentrators from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and FUIB


On 22 December, Zaporizhzhya Municipal Hospital No. 6 received six modern oxygen concentrators from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and FUIB. The remaining 25 concentrators will be transferred for doctors of five healthcare facilities in Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhya Oblasts. These concentrators will be used to save lives of patients with COVID-19 complications at Pavlohrad Intensive Care Hospital, Zaporizhzhya Hospital No. 9, Pershotravenska Municipal Hospital and Kryvyi Rih Hospital No. 11.

‘In December, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and FUIB purchased a total of 140 oxygen concentrators for 27 hospitals throughout Ukraine. This is the equipment that healthcare professional really needed very much. Earlier, within the framework of the project Fighting COVID-19 in Ukraine, the Foundation transferred over 200 high-class ventilators, 200,000 personal protective equipment kits and consumables, 337,000 express tests and over 1,000 units of medical and laboratory equipment to public healthcare institutions in all regions of the country,’ said Natalya Yemchenko, member of the Foundation’s Supervisory Board.

Marharyta Terekhova, deputy head of the FUIB regional centre in Zaporizhzhya, said that Rinat Akhmetov allocated UAH 300 million to help the country in the fight against COVID-19. This is the largest contribution from one philanthropist to the public healthcare system.

‘This is our country and our people. We live and work here. We want that the provided equipment helps Ukrainian patients recover and that the healthcare system develops,’ said Marharyta Terekhova.

Iryna Vitsyna, director of Zaporizhzhya Municipal Hospital No. 6, spoke about the importance of oxygen concentrators in treatment of patients with COVID-19 complications:

‘Oxygen is critical for patients with severe forms of the disease. It improves the quality of treatment and increases the chances of fast recovery. We are grateful to the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and FUIB for supporting our hospital. You help save lives.’

Anatolii Pustovarov, deputy mayor of Zaporizhzhya noted that high incidence of COVID-19 is a real challenge for the healthcare system:

‘We are doing everything we can to fight the pandemic, but support from businesses is very important. The partnership between our local community, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and FUIB is an example of joining efforts to overcome the spread of COVID-19. Previously, we received tests and lung ventilators from the Foundation and today we receive oxygen concentrators. We thank everyone involved!’

Oxygen concentrators are vital equipment for treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and FUIB provide doctors with 10-litre KSOC-5 oxygen concentrators manufactured by Jiangsu Konsung Bio-Medical Science and Technology Co. Ltd. This model can simultaneously supply oxygen to two patients who need oxygen support during COVID-19 treatment. Such safe and energy-efficient oxygen concentrators will also be useful for doctors after the pandemic is over. They can be used in treatment of not only the respiratory system’s diseases, but also diseases of the cardiovascular and cerebral vascular systems, as well as during hypoxia.

Rinat Akhmetov allocated UAH 300 million to help Ukraine in the fight against COVID-19. This is the largest contribution of one philanthropist to the public healthcare system. For efficient operation, the Foundation created project Fighting COVID-19 in Ukraine, which became part of the Rinat Akhmetov – Saving Lives program. The project is unprecedented for the country. This is the most comprehensive and largest-scale private initiative aimed at helping public healthcare facilities.