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“Zaporizhstal” donated over 767 tons of medical oxygen to Ukrainian hospitals in 2023

In 2023, Zaporizhstal Iron and Steel Works donated 767 tons of medical oxygen to Ukrainian hospitals free of charge.

According to the company, Zaporizhstal produces medical oxygen at the VRU-60 air separation unit in the oxygen compressor shop: atmospheric air is purified, compressed and separated into components. Zaporizhstal’s oxygen has been certified by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine for use as a medical drug since 2021. Since the start of shipments, the plant has supplied nearly 6,500 tons of oxygen to more than 100 hospitals in 17 regions of Ukraine.

Due to the full-scale war in Ukraine, the volume and geography of oxygen supplies have significantly decreased, but have not stopped. On average, Zaporizhstal shipped 64 tons of medical oxygen per month in 2023 at the request of medical institutions. The total amount of medical oxygen supplied to hospitals during this period amounted to 767 tons. The largest consumers were Zaporizhzhia city hospitals, the clinical hospital of emergency and ambulance services, and the children’s hospital.

Medical oxygen is intended for oxygen therapy in conditions accompanied by oxygen deficiency: respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, surgical operations, etc. In particular, oxygen therapy is used to treat the acute respiratory disease COVID-19 caused by the SARSr-CoV coronavirus. During treatment, one ton of oxygen covers the needs of about one hundred patients.

“Zaporizhstal is one of the largest industrial enterprises in Ukraine, whose products are in great demand among consumers both in the domestic market and in many countries around the world.

“Zaporizhstal is in the process of integration into Metinvest Group, whose major shareholders are System Capital Management PrJSC (71.24%) and Smart Holding Group (23.76%).

Metinvest Holding LLC is the management company of Metinvest Group.

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6 new hospitals to be built in Ukraine thanks to German and EU assistance

The German and EU governments have financed the construction of six hospitals in Ukraine under the EU4ResilientRegions project, a Special Support Program for Ukraine co-financed by the European Union and the German government.

According to a press release from GIZ Ukraine, which is the general contractor for the projects funded by the German and EU governments, the clinics are located in Lviv, Dnipro, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, and Chernihiv regions.

The first clinic, located in Lviv, started operating in September. By the end of the year, GIZ Ukraine will open five more.

The clinics will be opened on the basis of modular structures, which reduced the project implementation time to eight months.

The hospitals are equipped with modern medical and laboratory equipment, including functional diagnostics (ECG, EEG, ultrasound, etc.), laboratory tests, general practitioner’s office, ENT, ophthalmologist, gynecologist, surgeon, manipulation and consultation rooms, and physiotherapy.

The hospitals are equipped with autonomous 70 kW solar stations designed to ensure the uninterrupted operation of all available medical equipment in the modules (excluding heating needs), as well as 160 kW diesel generators with fuel reserve.

The first of the six facilities to be put into operation in September 2023 was the modular diagnostic center at St. Luke’s Hospital of the First Territorial Medical Association of Lviv. A Philips Ingenia Ambition S magnetic resonance imaging scanner was purchased for the center. Some of the equipment was placed in a modular structure, and some was installed in the existing hospital premises.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German government in achieving its goals in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Priority areas of cooperation between Germany and Ukraine include good governance, energy efficiency and climate, and sustainable economic development. Special attention is also paid to supporting Ukrainian communities that have hosted internally displaced persons.

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In August, ZDOROVI delivered humanitarian aid to hospitals in 49 settlements of Ukraine

The humanitarian agency ZDOROVI delivered 29 tons of humanitarian aid to hospitals in 49 Ukrainian cities and towns in August.

Natalia Tulinova, founder of ZDOROVI, told Interfax-Ukraine that the aid was provided, in part, thanks to the agency’s cooperation with international partners, including ICAP Ednannia, MedShare, Embrace, RAZOM for UKRAINE, NOVA Ukraine, Americares, USAID, PHILIPS, and other charitable foundations and organizations.

She also said that in September, representatives of the ZDOROVI agency team took part in two international conferences – the First Ladies and Gentlemen Summit and the Americares Ukraine Partner Summit – to discuss support for Ukrainian medical institutions and ensuring patients’ access to medical care in the occupied and frontline territories.

“We are building a charitable organization that meets the standards of work in the international community in every detail, so that our donors and partners can be confident in the transparency of the processes related to humanitarian aid to Ukraine,” Tulinova said.

She also emphasized that “a fundamental platform for our country’s full participation in the global healthcare system is being built.”

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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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Volunteers donated more than 5,000 units of medical equipment to Ukrainian hospitals, the press service of the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday.
At the same time, it is specified that in March-April volunteer organizations for medical institutions transferred 5234 units of medical equipment, 7.9 million units. medicines, 58.2 thousand units. consumables, 1.27 million units. other medical support.

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Some 48 regional hospitals will be built in Ukraine in 2022, some of them will be equipped with helipads, Deputy Head of the President’s Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko has said.
“Next year, 48 regional hospitals, both for children and adults, will be built. And most importantly, so that we, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, with the State Emergency Service, can help people – helicopter pads will be built in 29 of these hospitals, precisely in order to quickly deliver people to hospitals,” Tymoshenko said, speaking at the all-Ukrainian forum Ukraine 30. Secure Community on Thursday.
According to him, construction of the 201st admission department, as well as 600 outpatient clinics will be completed this year.
In addition, the state will equip medical institutions with computed tomography, ultrasound, X-rays and angiographs.