Cherkasy "AZOT", part of the group of companies in the nitrogen business Group DF, shipped 100 tons of liquid medical oxygen to medical institutions in Cherkasy and neighboring regions free of charge, which is used to treat patients infected with COVID-19.
8 medical institutions of the Cherkasy region received help from the enterprise: Cherkasy Regional Hospital, Center for Emergency Medical Aid and Disaster Medicine of the Cherkasy Regional Council, Cherkasy City Maternity Hospital, Third City Emergency Hospital, Drabovskaya Multidisciplinary Hospital, Zolotonosha District Multidisciplinary Hospital, Gorodishchensky Medical Association ...
Also, medical oxygen was shipped to medical institutions in Vinnitsa and Sumy regions. In particular, the medical institutions of the Vinnytsia Regional State Administration, the Myronivka Central Regional Hospital and the Health Department of the Sumy City Council.
Oxygen production and shipment is carried out directly to hospitals in compliance with safety rules. The oxygen produced at Cherkasy Azot is of high quality and meets the requirements for medical oxygen.
In April 2020, Cherkasy Azot became one of the active participants in the Cherkasy Against COVID-19 charity fund, which helped to purchase a BLIZAR artificial lung ventilation apparatus for the Cherkasy infectious diseases hospital, medical masks and protective equipment for city hospitals. In addition, the plant helped to renovate an oxygen station for the Third City Emergency Hospital.
Since 2011, Cherkassy Azot has been part of the OSTCHEM holding, which unites the nitrogen assets of Group DF entrepreneur Dmitry Firtash. All Group DF enterprises implement their social projects in three areas: assistance to medicine, education and assistance in the improvement of cities and towns.
Earlier, the press service of Group DF reported that in 2020-2021, the largest social project of the Group was helping doctors in the fight against COVID-19. Dmytro Firtash's Group DF enterprises have allocated more than UAH 47.8 million for the project to support doctors. Assistance was provided to 93 medical institutions and laboratories in 18 regions.
Medical oxygen is used not only for the treatment of Covid-19, but also for patients with other diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract. With the help of artificial ventilation devices and oxygen concentrators, it is possible to saturate the blood of patients and their rehabilitation. For these procedures, oxygen gas in cylinders is used, which is supplied to hospitals by third parties.