Zaporizhstal of Metinvest Group donates medical oxygen to save lives of the patients in the Ukrainian hospitals. From April 2021 to February 2022, the enterprise has supplied for free over 5,000 tonnes of certified medical oxygen to 100 medical institutions in 17 regions of Ukraine.
In February 2022, Zaporizhstal supplied over 300 tonnes of medical oxygen to the regional infectious disease hospital in Zaporizhia, to city hospitals ##1, 2, 6, 7 and 9, to maternity hospital #4 as well to hospitals in Nikopol, Toretsk, Kostiantynivka, Berdiansk and Synelnykove.
It is worth reminding that in April 2021, Zaporizhstal of Metinvest Group obtained a registration certificate from the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine for the production of liquid oxygen to be used as a medical and pharmaceutical product. Since then, the enterprise began to supply oxygen for free to medical institutions in Zaporizhia region. Free medical oxygen was supplied by Zaporizhstal to the hospitals in Zaporizhia, Dnipro, Sumy, Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Kharkiv, Kherson, Donetsk, Luhansk, Mykolayiv, Khmelnytsk and other regions. November of 2021 became the peak month, when the enterprise supplied c.1,400 tonnes of oxygen.
City hospitals in Zaporizhia and the regional infectious disease hospital have been the largest recipients of medical oxygen, where a total of c. 2,900 tonnes have been supplied by Zaporizhstal. It is worth reminding, that Zaporizhia Regional Infectious Disease Hospital is the base COVID-hospital of the region, where PJSC “Zaporizhstal” and METINVEST supported by the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation funded the construction of a modern oxygen station and carried out a major overhaul of the hospital department that had been damaged by fire previously.
Apart from PJSC “Zaporizhstal”, three other enterprises of Metinvest Group provide oxygen free of charge for the needs of the hospitals in Ukraine. Since October 2021, when Ukraine faced an acute shortage of oxygen, Metinvest Group responded to the request of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine and extended the geography of oxygen supply for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The company’s enterprises, particularly Zaporizhstal, were shipping oxygen for free to 110 hospitals in 17 regions of Ukraine. From October 2021 to February 2022, Metinvest enterprises supplied over 6,200 tonnes of oxygen to the hospitals in Ukraine. Every fourth ton of oxygen going to a hospital is supplied by Metinvest. A ton of oxygen can meet the needs of approximately one hundred patients.