Rinat Akhmetov Foundation Handed Over Three Lung Ventilators to Pavlograd Intensive Care Hospital

Pavlograd Intensive Care Hospital received three modern lung ventilators from Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and DTEK.

A key element of supporting the country in the fight against coronavirus under Rinat Akhmetov Foundation’s project “Fighting COVID-19 in Ukraine” was the purchase of over 200 ultramodern lung ventilators for state hospitals. More than 150 high-quality lung ventilators from Rinat Akhmetov Foundation have already arrived at the main state hospitals in 12 regions of the country. The first of them were delivered back in March 2020. The equipment is received by both large clinics in regional centers and small hospitals in the regions of Ukraine, making modern medicine of the European level available to everyone, – said Nataliya Yemchenko, a member of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation.

As Andrey Chernetskyi noted, Administrative Manager of DTEK Pavlogradugol, the transferred devices will help doctors to help patients today.

– The fight against coronavirus continues. We see the pandemic picking up steam and breaking anti-records. We continue to join forces and support medicine to save lives. Rinat Akhmetov was the first to come to the aid of the country and allocated UAH 300 million to fight COVID-19. This is the largest contribution of one supporter to the state medicine of Ukraine. To address the country’s most important medical needs, Rinat Akhmetov has joined the resources of his business, including DTEK, – said Andrey Chernetskyi.

According to the Deputy Mayor of Pavlograd, Svetlana Patsko, such support deserves great gratitude:

– Many thanks on behalf of the mayor to Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. Your gift is an invaluable help. Lung ventilators will help our doctors to save seriously ill patients in the future.

– Our hospital provides emergency care to patients with coronavirus throughout the Western Donbass region. As of today, we have treated 200 such patients and another 400 with pneumonia. Therefore, the lung ventilators from the Foundation are very important for us, – added the deputy director of the hospital Yelena Gulidina.

Earlier, more than 30 lung ventilators were transferred to Dnipropetrovsk region. The region also received from the Foundation 30 000 COVID-19 test systems and a PCR test analyzer, as well as 70 000 respirators, masks and other personal protective equipment.