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Doctors from Prymorsk received three modern ventilators from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation


The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and DTEK company handed over three modern ventilators to Prymorsk Central District Hospital in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

"The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation is still  transferring high-end ventilators to state hospitals. The first of them were transferred in March 2020. To date, 150 ventilators of the Foundation in 12 regions of the country save the lives of patients with severe complications from the coronavirus. Overall, the Foundation purchased over 200 such devices. They are easy to use and eliminate the influence of the human factor to a significant extent. 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, "Natalya Yemchenko, member of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation, said.

According to the director of the Prymorsk Wind Power Plant (WPP), Artem Popov, the current situation shows that combining the efforts of business, government and communities to fight a common disaster is a vital necessity.

"Early in the year, by the personal decision of Rinat Akhmetov, the Foundation was the first In the country to respond to the global challenge of the coronavirus epidemic and allocated UAH 300 million to provide the regions with funds to fight the coronavirus. We handed over three artificial lung ventilation devices to the Primorye CRH. This high-end resuscitation equipment will help doctors save patients with complications from COVID-19," Artem Popov, Director of DTEK Prymorsk WPP, said.

Chief Doctor of the Prymorsk Regional Hospital Yevhenii Gogunsky noted the importance of helping doctors.

"I want to express my gratitude to the Foundation. Unfortunately, the situation with coronavirus is getting worse day by day both in Ukraine and in the world. This is a very dangerous disease, and ventilators are crucial to treat such patients. Therefore, we are very grateful for such timely assistance, which is necessary to fight the epidemic," Yevhenii Hohunskyi said.

He was supported by Acting Director of the Health Department of Zaporizhzhia Regional State Administration, Maryna Volovik,

" The number of cases has almost doubled only in the last month in Zaporizhzhia Oblast. We understand that our qualified medical staff will not be able to provide assistance without modern medical equipment. Therefore, we would like to express gratitude to the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for their great support!

Chairman of Prymorsk District State Administration, Victoriia Vasylchyshyna said that such events are extremely required today.

"Everyone is especially happy with such a gift that will save people's lives. On behalf of the residents of the city and district, we would like to express our gratitude to the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation," Viktoriia Vasylchyshyna said.

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