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Ukrzaliznytsia will launch analog of City Express in Dnipro

Starting December 20, Ukrzaliznytsia JSC (UZ) will launch an analog of Kyiv City Express in Dnipro. Dnipro City Express will connect the city with the suburbs and satellite cities, the company’s press service reports.

“Ukrzaliznytsia is launching a new urban mobility project in another region. The Dnipro City Express system will be launched in Dnipro on December 20 this year,” the statement said.

It is noted that at the first stage, Dnipro City Express will run on the Dnipro-Kamianske route and will stop at Horyainove, Diivka, Sukhachivka, and Zaporizhzhia-Kamianske stations.

Trains will depart from Dnipro at 5:14 (except weekends), 6:20, 10:00, 11:30 (except weekends), 15:40, 17:10 (except weekends), 19:10. Trains will depart back from Kamianske at 6:14 (except weekends), 9:00, 11:26, 12:42 (except weekends), 16:41, 19:12 (except weekends), 20:14.

The travel time in both directions from the initial to the final station will be approximately 40 minutes, and the cost will be from 12 to 18 UAH.

UZ reported that the updated and modern rolling stock will be used for trips on the route: electric trains of the EPL2T series, restored at the facilities of Ukrzaliznytsia, will run on the route.

The trains will be equipped with ramps, seats for people with disabilities and inclusive restrooms, Braille navigation, bicycle racks, and Type-C and USB ports for charging gadgets.

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Sinevo modernized its laboratory in Dnipro

Synevo Medical Laboratory has modernized its laboratory in Dnipro, increasing its capacity by 20%.

According to the press release of Synevo, within the framework of modernization in the laboratory a diagnostic platform Cobas Pure from Roche Diagnostics (Switzerland) was installed, which is capable of performing 230 types of biochemical analyses at a rate of up to 870 tests per hour.

As a result of the upgrade, the total throughput capacity of bio/immunoassay analyzers in Dnipro will be 5,270 tests per hour.

“The capacity of the laboratory allows to qualitatively and quickly meet the demand of customers from the eastern and central regions of the country. Today this is a super-important task, as the work of the Synevo laboratory in Kharkov was suspended for security reasons, which significantly increased the load on the Dnipro laboratory of the company,” the press release emphasizes.

In general, thanks to the expansion of the analyzer base, the laboratory of Synevo in Dnipro can now perform 20% more tests of biochemical group (e.g. liver tests, kidney tests and others), electrolytes, as well as immunochemical group (e.g. thyroid hormones, reproductive panel, prenatal diagnostics, etc.).

“Synevo Ukraine” (Synevo Ukraine) is the largest network in Ukraine with 317 laboratory centers, seven laboratories (in Kiev, Lviv, Chernivtsi, Vinnitsa, Odessa, Kherson and Dnipro) and more than 1800 employees in 13 countries. The capacity of the network is more than 800 types of testing, annually serving about 4 million customers, performing more than 15.8 million tests. It is part of Medicover, a leading international healthcare and diagnostic services company.

Synevo International Laboratory Network (Synevo) is present in 10 European countries, with laboratories in Germany, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Georgia, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In 2017, Synevo Ukraine as part of Medicover was listed on Nasdaq (Stockholm), becoming the first and only medical company in Ukraine to carry out an IPO.

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Czech Republic will open its consulate general in Dnipro – Petr Pavel

The Czech Republic intends to open its consulate general in Dnipro, Czech President Petr Pavel said.
“We seek to strengthen our presence and deepen cooperation in Ukraine. To this end, we will delegate two persons who will work in Dnipro. We will open a consulate general there,” he said Friday at a joint press conference with the presidents of Ukraine and Slovakia in Kiev.
In particular, the work of the consulate will be connected with facilitation of projects of mutual cooperation of the Czech Republic in energy, economy, transport and housing in the reconstruction of Dnipropetrovsk region.
The timing of the opening was not reported.

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“Ukrzaliznytsia” will restart Lviv-Dnipro flight

“Ukrzaliznytsia” opens the sale on the flight №131/132 Lviv-Dnipro, which after a six-month break will provide rail service to northern Polesia and Volyn with Lviv, Kiev and Dnipro simultaneously.
As noted in a message on the telegram channel UZ on Friday, the train will depart from December 10 every other day on even-numbered days from Lviv at 18:08 through Chervonograd, Kovel, Sarny, Zhytomyr and other stations, arriving in the capital at 09:28. Arrival to Dnipro via Znamenka and Alexandria at 18:25.
Back every other day on even numbers from December 12 the trip will depart at 07:02, providing the residents of Dnipro with a comfortable morning connection to Kyiv. After the capital at 16:00 the train leaves for Zhytomyr and further, with arrival in Lviv at 06:55.

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Kyivstar subscribers provided equipment for two hospitals in Dnipro and one in Lviv

Subscribers of Kyivstar mobile operator provided equipment to two hospitals in Dnipro and one in Lviv thanks to regular SMS donations as part of the Children’s Hope project, the company’s press service said Thursday.
“For almost four years of existence of “Children’s Hope” thanks to small SMS donations our subscribers managed to collect more than 12.5 million UAH, and 51 departments of Ukrainian hospitals have already received help. On behalf of Kyivstar I would like to thank all our subscribers who care and continue to systematically support this initiative during this full-scale war”, said Anna Zakharash, Corporate Communications Director of Kyivstar.
According to the report, the pediatric department of the Children’s Hospital № 6 in Dnipro purchased ECG recording device “AMEDTEC ECGpro CardioPart 12 Blue”-mr-wt with consumables and updated ECG Holter analysis software “ECGpro Holter”.
DOR Regional Family Health Center received Rescue LIFE 9 portable defibrillator with synchronization function and pediatric electrodes, which will allow resuscitation of children in case of deterioration of their condition during surgeries.
In addition, the Lviv Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital “Okhmatdet” received new equipment within the framework of the “Cardiology” project. The raised funds were used to buy sectoral 6S-RS and 3ScRS transducers for the existing ultrasound device.
This equipment will enable cardiac diagnostics of children’s diseases at a higher quality level.
As reported, since the beginning of full-scale war Kyivstar transferred almost 104 million UAH for humanitarian aid to the AFU, hospitals, the elderly and war victims. In particular, funds were transferred to the “Come back alive”, “Your support”, “Let`s help”, ICF “Caritas Ukraine” and ICF “Ukrainian Charity Exchange”.

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PrivatBank and MasterCard launch contactless metro fare payment in Dnipro

The State PrivatBank (Kyiv) and the MasterCard international payment system have launched contactless fare payment at all metro stations in Dnipro, the bank’s press service reported on Thursday.
“In August 2022, as part of the program with MasterCard, the bank installed turnstiles with contactless payment technology with a bank card at four more stations of the Dniprovsky metro – Metrostroiteley, Prospekt Svobody, Metallurgov and Zavodskaya. Now you can pay for travel with a card or smartphone at all metro stations,” the statement said.
For two years of operation of such turnstiles at the stations “Vokzalnaya” and “Pokrovskaya” in the Dnieper, more than 420 thousand trips were paid contactlessly.
The press service noted that the Dnipro metro has become the second metro in Ukraine after the Kyiv one, where you can pay for travel with a card or an NFC device right at the turnstile.

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