Zaporizhstal Works, within the framework of the Saving Lives humanitarian project implemented by Metinvest Group, has donated another batch of medicines worth about UAH 5 million to hospitals of Zaporizhzhia.
Six city hospitals in Zaporizhzhia have received about 25,000 packages of medications. Under the “Saving Lives” initiative, medications were provided by international donors of the project, while logistics of vital cargo has been arranged by the Dignitas Charitable Foundation in cooperation with Metinvest and with the personal support of Antonina Kumka, the Protez Hub President. The list of drugs provided includes antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, anaesthetics, antibacterial agents, antipsychotics, local anaesthetic agents, etc. The medicines will be used mainly for therapeutic treatment, rendering urgent medical aid, operations and resuscitation. The list of medicines was drawn up to meet the needs of the institutions.
“Today, the workload of our doctors is enormous: medical workers of Zaporizhzhia stood up to protect the lives and health of Ukrainians in front-line Zaporizhzhia and did not leave their jobs. Metinvest Group and Zaporizhstal have always provided assistance to doctors in their vital work. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Metinvest has started the Saving Lives humanitarian project, and one of its focus areas is supplying medical equipment and medicines to the hospitals. Due to involvement of our partners from all over the world, we regularly deliver the necessary medicines to hospitals of Ukraine. This assistance saves lives, and we will continue doing it”, said Roman Slobodianiuk, CEO of PJSC “Zaporizhstal” of Metinvest Group.
Generally, over the 17 months of the full-scale invasion, hospitals in the cities where Metinvest operates – Zaporizhzhia, Kryvyi Rih, Kamianske, Pokrovsk and Avdiivka – received from the Company medical equipment, medicines and consumables worth over UAH 200 million.
Apart from supplying medicines, Zaporizhstal meets the needs of hospitals in Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk region for medical oxygen, which is also used to treat diseases of the respiratory tract, cardiovascular system, during surgical interventions, etc. In June 2023 alone, steelmakers shipped free-of-charge almost 57 tonnes to hospitals in Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk regions, and 420 tonnes in the first half of the year.
The Saving Lives humanitarian initiative was created by Metinvest Group in coordination with Rinat Akhmetov Foundation at the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. For over 15 months of the full-scale war, the project has helped almost 500,000 people in 70 territorial communities. Ukrainians have received over 4,200 tons of foodstuffs and hygiene products, and hospitals have received medications, consumables, and equipment worth €250,000. Nearly 200 companies from around the world, 400 volunteers and 10 foundations and public organisations have joined the project. For over a year of activities within the framework of the project, assistance from donators has exceeded €2.7 million. The main focus areas of the Saving Lives initiative include prosthetics and rehabilitation for the military and civilians, as well as psychological recovery of women and children.