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Kramatorsk doctors received three high-end ventilators from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and SCM


On 29 September, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and SCM delivered three ventilators made in France to doctors of Kramatorsk. Two devices were received by City Hospital No. 1, and another one was delivered to the Regional Perinatal Center. 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.

"Rinat Akhmetov was the first to help the country and financed 300 million UAH to fight the coronavirus. The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation handed over 320,000 rapid tests and over 200,000 units of personal protective equipment to state medical institutions. Back in March, doctors were given the first ventilators. Main hospitals from 12 oblasts have received more than 130 ventilators from the Foundation so far. In total, the Fund purchased 204 units of this equipment," Natalya Yemchenko, member of the Supervisory Board of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, said.

SCM representative Lilia Tkachenko noted that Kramatorsk has already received 5 ventilators from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, and over 30 units of this equipment were sent to Donetsk Oblast.

"Ventilators were the most significant equipment Ukrainian doctors required. Despite the shortage of high-quality ventilators, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation managed to buy and bring them to Ukraine," Lilia Tkachenko added.

Acting Head Physician of Kramatorsk City Hospital No. 1, Yulia Kushneryk, expressed her gratitude to the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation on behalf of the entire staff of the medical institution for its assistance in the fight against the coronavirus infection.

"This assistance allows us to significantly improve the quality of medical care and save the lives of our patients," the doctor said.

Acting Chief Physician of the Regional Perinatal Center, Taisiia Ptitsa, holds up to the words of the colleague,

"Our perinatal center admits women in labor with coronavirus not only from Kramatorsk, but also from the northern district of the oblast. We would like to express our gratitude to the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for a high-tech device that will help us fight severe complications of the coronavirus infection. The quality of assistance provided will improve significantly. 

Roman Pishchanskyi, a representative of the Health Department of Donetsk Regional State Administration, noted that the Foundation's assistance is especially important these days, when the second wave of the pandemic began.

"The coronavirus is invading fast. Thus, we might stand a chance of stopping it only if we join our efforts. On behalf of the Health and Medical Community Department, I would like to express my gratitude to the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for the provided assistance," Roman Pishchanskyi said.

Oleksandr Haluzynskyi, Head of the Department of Anesthesiology at Kramatorsk City Hospital No. 1, thanked the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for online training for the doctors who operate ventilators.

"This improves the treatment process significantly. It will be doubly easier to do with new modern devices. Thank you," Oleksandr Haluzynskyi 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