In April 2021, PJSC “ZAPORIZHSTAL” obtained a registration certificate from the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine for the production of liquid oxygen for the use as a medical pharmaceutical product. PJSC “ZAPORIZHSTAL” supplied about 370 tons of medical oxygen during one month. Besides medical centres of Zaporizhia city, PJSC “ZAPORIZHSTAL” oxygen helped to save lives of patients in hospitals of Khmelnitsk, Vinnitsa, Dnepropetrovsk, Nikolayev and Kyiv regions.
“On the second of April, all Ukraine recognized PJSC “ZAPORIZHSTAL” in its new capacity: the leading Ukrainian steel manufacturer started to be certified as a supplier of a high-quality medical oxygen for the treatment of coronavirus patients. We responded promptly to all requests from doctors, understanding that every minute of delay could cost a life. As long as the hospitals have a need for oxygen we will do everything possible to provide them with this life-saving medicine for the performance of oxygen therapy of the patients”, noted the General Director of PJSC “ZAPORIZHSTAL” Alexandr Mironenko.
It should be reminded that on April 21, 2021 a modern oxygen station was put into operation at Zaporizhia Regional Infectious Clinical Hospital construction of which was financed by the PJSC “ZAPORIZHSTAL” which belongs to Metinvest Group with the support of Rinat Akhmetov`s Foundation . The Plant also ensured filling the tanks of the station with medical oxygen of its own production, which PJSC “ZAPORIZHSTAL” transfers on a free-of-charge basis to medical workers of Zaporizhia and other regions of Ukraine.
Since the very beginning of COVID-19 pandemic, PJSC “ZAPORIZHSTAL” and Metinvest together with Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation have been providing assistance to medical centres of Zaporizhia region: medical workers received 16 oxygen concentrators, 15 lung ventilators, 34 thousand of express-tests and three thousand of personal protective equipment from Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation.
In 2021, Metinvest Group celebrates the 15th anniversary of its foundation. Metinvest is an international vertically integrated mining and metallurgical group of companies. Its structure includes mining and metallurgical enterprises in Ukraine, Europe and the USA, as well as a sales network in all key regions of the world. The company controls the entire production chain – from the extraction of ore and coal to the production of semi-finished products and finished products.