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Doctors of Sievierodonetsk received two high-end ventilators from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and DTEK


On 24 September, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and DTEK handed over a high-end ventilator manufactured in France to the doctors of Sievierodonetsk Multi-Field Hospital (Luhansk Oblast). 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 sent 300 million UAH to fight COVID-19. State hospitals in 16 Ukrainian oblasts received assistance.

"Doctors of Luhansk Oblast received 30,000 rapid tests to detect the coronavirus and 25,000 units of personal protective equipment. But ventilators remained the main medical need for public hospitals. In total, the Foundation purchased 204 high-end ventilators. Over 130 ventilators have already been transferred to the regions. 15 of them — to hospitals in  Luhansk Oblast," Natalya Yemchenko, member of the Supervisory Board of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, said.

Director of Luhansk TPP DTEK, Borys Safonov, noted that the device handed over to doctors in Sievierodonetsk is easy to connect and can be used immediately after installation.

"This is very important in the context of a pandemic when you need to save lives here and now. It is especially important for us to help the region during the so-called second wave. Luhansk TPP DTEK operates here. Our power engineers live with their families. Indeed, I wish that there are as few situations when it is necessary to connect patients to ventilators as possible. But if the need arises, the device will become your assistant in saving lives. God bless us all, and let peace come!  Borys Safonov said.

Head of Sievierodonetsk Military Civil Administration, Oleksandr Striuk, stressed that this gift is very timely to the doctors.

"On behalf of the city authorities, I would like to express my gratitude to the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for its support. This device will improve the quality of medical care,"  Oleksandr Striuk said.

Director of Sievierodonetsk City Multi-Field Hospital, Tetiana Rabulets, said that the equipment will help save patients' lives:

"Such devices are never superfluous. Neither in the period of the pandemic, neither during normal operation. Receiving the device is extremely significant now, because the incidence of the disease is growing. The number of severe cases is increasing.

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