Since the beginning of 2021, PJSC “Rivneazot”, a member of Group DF nitrogen line of business, has produced and delivered free of charge 8,685 cylinders with medical oxygen to health care institutions in Rivne, Volyn and Zhytomyr regions. In October, there was a record-setting delivery of 2,885 cylinders with medical oxygen.
“We produce oxygen around 24/7. The company provides medical oxygen at the disposal of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine; in turn, the Ministry coordinates the distribution of cylinders among the hospitals. We respond to the requests for medical oxygen in a prompt manner, because we are talking about people’s lives. In October, our plant increased the production of medical oxygen to 2,885 cylinders. In November, as of 08.11.2021 we have already shipped 2,408 cylinders. Our employees have been working together with health professionals 24/7,” says Volodymyr Kovalenko, Chief Engineer, PJSC “Rivneazot”.
“In fact, we held the first negotiations with PJSC “Rivneazot” on this issue a long time ago. The top management of the enterprise then responded to the requests from the local authorities and all the residents of our region. At least, this is the back-up stock for our region, which helps pass the peak periods of the pandemic,” said Igor Tymoshenko, Deputy Head, Rivne Regional State Administration.
Medical oxygen is supplied in compliance with all the safety rules and regulations. PJSC “Rivneazot” produces oxygen that meets the regulatory requirements for medical oxygen.
“We have daily communications with the Ministry; we stay in touch with the Head of the Regional State Administration and the city mayor. We fully respect our commitments to supply medical oxygen. Some hospitals do not have their own pool of cylinders, so we donated 107 cylinders to 5 hospitals,” says Kovalenko.
Earlier, the press service reported that the enterprise granted assistance to ten health care institutions in Rivne region: Rivne Regional Hospital, Central Municipal Hospital, Military Hospital, Rivne Municipal out-patient clinic No.2, as well as district out-patient clinics in Dubno, Zdolbuniv, Korets, Rokytne, Kostopol, Klevan and Ostroh.
Group DF press service also reported  that from January 1 through October 31, 2021, the companies of Ostchem nitrogen holding produced and shipped 283,576 m3 of medical oxygen to health care institutions. During this period, the enterprises increased the output of medical oxygen by 15.5 times.