The situation with a new wave of COVID19 is getting worse in Ukraine. There are even more settlements in the "red zone" of quarantine restrictions. Metinvest helped equip Mariupol City Hospital No. 1 with a cryogenic oxygen distribution system. Installation work is already at the completion stage.
The novelty will convert liquid oxygen into a gaseous state and immediately supply it to the oxygen point, while ensuring a stable gas pressure and an even distribution of the load on each compartment. The cryosystem barrel will need to be refilled much less frequently than the oxygen gas cylinders, which will simplify maintenance. The installation will create a weekly supply of liquid oxygen and will eliminate the daily replacement of cylinders, and the novelty will also increase the number of oxygen points to 212.
For a year now, doctors have been helping patients with coronavirus infection fight the disease. The basis of treatment is oxygen therapy, gas for which in Mariupol is supplied free of charge by the Ilyich Metallurgical Plant of the Metinvest Group. At the moment, the city has enough beds with connected oxygen, but preparing for the third wave of COVID-19, it was decided to increase the number of oxygen points.
To ensure uninterrupted oxygen supply to all beds, Metinvest Group purchased three cryosystems for hospitals # 1, 4 and 9. At City Hospital # 9, a new oxygen storage and distribution system has already been installed and is ready for operation. Installation work is now being completed on the territory of hospital No. 1.
A five-cubic meter gasifier with an external evaporator is installed on the territory of the medical facility, and the station itself is being connected. The system will convert liquid oxygen into a gaseous state and immediately supply it to the oxygen point, while maintaining a stable gas pressure and evenly distributing the load on each compartment. The cryogenic system barrel will need to be refilled much less frequently than the oxygen gas cylinders, which will simplify the maintenance of this important infrastructure.
“All patients who are admitted to the covid unit need oxygen. Therefore, it is extremely important for us to have a margin of safety in terms of oxygen supply. In addition to patients with COVID-19, oxygen is also vital in the buildings of our other departments - surgery, neurology, therapy, urology, burns department, ”- said the director of the city hospital №1 Larisa Mamaeva.
A gas distribution station will also be built in the city hospital No. 4 in the near future, where 60 additional oxygen points will be connected.
“Rinat Akhmetov's Foundation, together with Metinvest Group, from the very beginning of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, came to the aid of the city health system, ensuring a stable supply of oxygen to medical facilities and building oxygen stations, from which 343 beds were connected to vital gas in four hospitals in Mariupol. Now we are doubling the number of oxygen points by installing automated cryosystems, ”and noted. about. Elena Kondalova, HR and Social Affairs Director of the Ilyich Plant of Metinvest Group.
As a reminder, the investments of Metinvest Group in the construction, maintenance and maintenance of oxygen infrastructure in Mariupol amounted to more than 72 million hryvnia, which made it possible to equip almost 700 hospital beds with direct oxygen supply. In 2020, metallurgical enterprises in Mariupol, together with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, transferred 206 thousand cubic meters of oxygen to the Mariupol city hospitals in the amount of 11.5 million hryvnia, including 183 thousand cubic meters of gas supplied to departments for the treatment of patients with coronavirus.