Rinat Akhmetov allocates 300 million UAH to fight against the coronavirus
Thus, he combined all the resources – the Charitable Foundation, DTEK and Metinvest, FC Shakhtar and all SCM assets – in order to support Ukraine.
“Coronavirus is a disaster the modern world has probably confronted on this scale for the first time. I am absolutely certain that every person in this situation should think how exactly he or she may be useful to Ukraine and the Ukrainians”, Rinat Akhmetov noted.
The Founder of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation gave directions to purchase another 300 thousand coronavirus rapid tests for the whole country. They will shortly be transferred to the Stabilization Fund initiated by the President of Ukraine. Moreover, at least 200 artificial lung ventilation devices, which are very essential to save peoples’ lives, as well as other equipment will be purchased additionally.
“We will not stand aside – we helped, we are helping and we will help. Jointly with the Ministry of Health we will do everything necessary to prevent the coronavirus epidemic in the major cities and throughout the country as well. Only by combining our efforts in the face of danger we can support Ukraine in coping with all the challenges ahead,” Rinat Akhmetov emphasized.
The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation is always the first to help out Ukraine. When the whole world and our country were faced with the threat of the coronavirus spread, the Founder of the Foundation was the first in the country who gave directions to react to the danger of the epidemic.
Earlier, by the personal decision of Rinat Akhmetov, the Ministry of Health had already purchased and transferred the required equipment to treat the coronavirus complications, high-quality SERVO-I UNIVERSAL and SERVO AIR Swedish artificial lung ventilation devices and other equipment to the Ministry of Health.
The Foundation has also already purchased individual protective means for the Ukrainian doctors: EgoZlin biobag EBV – a unique insulating mobile box to transport the infectious patients; EOBO-20 EgoZlin – a protective biological and anti-chemical suit with filter and ventilation set; anti-chemical disposable overalls; infrared thermometers with a laser pointer; protective masks and goggles
In addition, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation is purchasing the coronavirus rapid test analyzers complete with test cartridges, as well as 20,000 rapid tests.
Another 22 artificial lung ventilation devices were installed in neonatal ambulances transferred by the Foundation to all regions of the country as part of the “200 ambulances for Ukraine” project.