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Mariupol received two high quality ventilators from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation


The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and Metinvest transferred two high-end ventilators, made in France, to Mariupol City Emergency Hospital.

"The fight against the coronavirus epidemic has demonstrated the level of high professionalism among Ukrainian doctors. However, the logistic matter remained relevant. Therefore, the Foundation has purchased and is now transferring 200 ventilators to state hospitals in the regions. 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.

Metinvest representative, Konstantyn Voitsekhovskyi, awarded certificates to the Chief Physician of Mariupol City Hospital of Emergency Medical Care, Serhii Orleanskyi to receive high-quality medical equipment.

"You have taken up a challenge to combat this terrible disease that has affected millions of people around the world. We deeply appreciate your work for the sake of Ukraine. After all, there is nothing more precious than human life,"  Konstantyn Voitsekhovskyi, said.

Serhii Orleanskyi, in his turn, expressed his gratitude for all the support, mentioning its importance:

"Thank you very much. This assistance is very timely. The latest device with broad intellectual capabilities is a great help to our doctors to save the lives of Mariupol residents."

According to Mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boichenko, these days  when support is especially important,  Ukraine has to face such challenges:

"The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation has been doing this throughout the entire period of fighting the epidemic. Those were15,000 vital rapid tests that gave the most important thing — a sense of security. That is a PCR laboratory, one of the most powerful in Mariupol. This ensures that we can fight for the life and health of every resident of Mariupol much more effectively: 90% of those who fell ill have recovered! We highly appreciate this.

Adviser to the Chairman of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, Mykola Trofymenko, added that thanks to such assistance, the health system of Mariupol is absolutely ready even for a serious development of the situation.

"This would not have been possible without the help of  sustainable business and the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. I would like to express my gratitude for such systematic and important assistance of the Foundation and its founder," Mykola Trofymenko said.

At the end of the meeting, medical workers received gifts from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation — a certificate to receive medical clothing. You can order the required set size using the QR code depicted on the certificate.

As it was reported before, in early June, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation delivered 32 high-end ventilators to the country. This is the largest batch that has crossed the border of Ukraine since the quarantine began. Doctors from Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kramatorsk, Kostiantynivka, Bakhmut, Nadvirna, Starobilsk, Rubizhne and Kryvyi Rih received devices from the Foundation.

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.