Social investments of the Zaporizhstal plant in strengthening the medical base of the infectious diseases hospital in Zaporozhye in the fight against COVID-19 will amount to 6 million hryvnia. This was told in the press service of the metallurgical plant.
The installation of an oxygen station and the installation of oxygen distribution in the chambers of the Zaporizhzhya Regional Infectious Diseases Clinical Hospital will take place in stages: Zaporizhstal will provide design estimates for the installation of an oxygen station and installation work for broaching oxygen pipelines, as well as the supply and adjustment of oxygen equipment - modular gasifiers with a volume 5 m³ each.
“We are working closely with the regional headquarters to combat the spread of coronavirus infection. Our decision to allocate funds for the purchase of a new oxygen station and for all the work on the distribution of oxygen to hospital beds is caused by the urgent need of people who are sick with COVID-19 and suffer from a lack of oxygen during treatment. The situation today dictates to everyone, without exception, without the consolidation of efforts and resources of doctors, business and the authorities, this pandemic is difficult to defeat, "- said General Director of Zaporizhstal Alexander Mironenko.
Vitaly Bogovin, Chairman of the Zaporozhye Regional State Administration, noted that in the Zaporozhye region, business has actively joined in to support medicine in the fight, but the largest and most systematic support is provided by the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, Zaporizhstal and Metinvest.
“For the assistance provided earlier, an agreement was reached with Zaporizhstal on financing a project to install an oxygen station and conduct oxygen distribution in the regional infectious diseases clinical hospital. Let's hope that this will save the lives and health of many residents of the Zaporozhye region, "added Vitaly Bogovin.
From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zaporizhstal and Metinvest, together with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, have been providing assistance to Zaporizhzhya health care: doctors received 15 ventilators, 34,000 express tests and tens of thousands of COVID-19 protective equipment from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation.