Today, April 28, 2020, Metinvest, together with the Rinat Akhmetov and Vadim Novinsky Foundations, handed over 3,200 express tests to Zaporozhye doctors for diagnosing COVID-19. Rapid testing is the fastest way to detect a disease and is essential to contain the epidemic. Dneprorudny doctors will receive 800 more express tests from Metinvest.
In general, these days Metinvest is transferring 18,000 rapid tests to detect COVID-19 to medical institutions in Zaporozhye, Dneprorudny, Mariupol, Avdeevka, Pokrovsk, Mirnograd, Krivoy Rog and Kamensky - cities where the company's enterprises operate.
Charitable foundations of Rinat Akhmetov and Vadim Novinsky, as well as Metinvest enterprises, previously donated more than 14,000 units of protective equipment (suits and high-class masks) and 30,000 express tests to doctors in the Zaporozhye region.
Recall that Rinat Akhmetov sent 300 million hryvnia to help Ukraine in the fight against COVID-19. To this end, he combined the resources of the charitable foundation, FC Shakhtar, DTEK, Metinvest and other SCM assets.
The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation has purchased 300,000 rapid tests for coronavirus for the whole country. They have already been transferred to the Stabilization Fund, initiated by the President of Ukraine, and have now entered the regions.
Back in February, according to the personal decision of Rinat Akhmetov, the Foundation was the first in the country to respond to the global challenge of the threat of the coronavirus epidemic. Equipment for the effective treatment of COVID-19 complications was purchased and handed over to the Ministry of Healthcare - high-end Swedish-made SERVO-I UNIVERSAL and SERVO AIR artificial lung ventilation devices and oxygen concentrators.
In particular, ventilators from the Fund have been installed in the Poltava Regional Infectious Diseases Hospital, the Rivne Central City Hospital and the Transcarpathian Regional Hospital. Oxygen concentrators for ventilation are also installed in the named hospitals of Poltava and Rivne. Separately, the concentrator from the Foundation was delivered to the Volyn regional infectious diseases hospital. The medical institutions that have already received equipment from the Fund were determined by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
In addition, the Foundation purchases sample analyzers and test cartridges for them. This equipment has already been transferred to the doctors of Kiev and Mariupol.
The Foundation also purchased personal protective equipment for Ukrainian doctors: a unique insulating mobile box for transporting infectious patients EgoZlin biobag EBV, a protective biological and anti-chemical suit with an EOBO-20 EgoZlin filter and ventilation unit, protective disposable overalls against chemicals, infrared thermometers with laser pointer, multilayer respirators, protective masks, goggles.
Another 22 ventilators have been installed in neonatal ambulances, donated by the Fund to all regions of the country under the project “200 ambulances for Ukraine”.
The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Science and Technology, has created unique educational series for teachers ("Quarantine: Online Services for Teachers") and, together with FC Shakhtar, for schoolchildren ("Digital Physical Education for Schoolchildren with the Participation of Sports Stars") ... Cycles of video courses are posted on the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation's Facebook page and Youtube channel.
Also, the Fund, together with the Ministry of Digital Science, the Ministry of Health and the Association of Anesthesiologists of Ukraine, presented a new video project "COVID-19: what you need to know about the operation of artificial lung ventilation devices." It is intended to help specialists who will or are already using resuscitation equipment in practice to rescue patients with complications of coronavirus infection, quickly find a common language with modern digital medical equipment. The series will be available on the YouTube channel and on the pages of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation in social networks.