28 April 2021
PrJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy) shipped more than 100 t of medical oxygen to hospitals
PrJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy), a member of Group DF nitrogen line of business, shipped free of charge 100 tons of liquid medical oxygen to medical institutions in Cherkasy and neighboring regions, which is used to treat patients infected with COVID-19.
The company provided assistance to 8 medical institutions in Cherkasy region: Cherkasy Regional Hospital, Center for Emergency and Disaster Medicine of the Cherkasy Regional Council, Cherkasy City Maternity Hospital, the Third City Emergency Care Hospital, Drabiv Multidisciplinary Hospital, Zolotonosha District Multidisciplinary Hospital, Gorodishche Medical Association.
Medical oxygen was also shipped to medical institutions in Vinnytsia and Sumy regions. In particular, to medical institutions of the Vinnytsia Oblast State Administration, Mironivka central district hospital and Health Care Department of the Sumy city council.
Note. Since 10 March 2021, Cherkasy region has been in the so-called orange quarantine zone. A total of 73,679 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the region; 58,877 residents of the region recovered. According to health care institutions, there are 2,980 beds with elevated oxygen in the region. The occupancy of beds with oxygen is 47.7%.
Oxygen is produced and shipped directly to medical institutions in compliance with safety rules. Oxygen produced at PrJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy) is of high quality and meets the specifications for medical oxygen.
In April 2020, PrJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy) became one of the active members of “Cherkasy against COVID-19” Charitable Foundation, which helped purchase BLIZAR ventilators for Cherkasy Infectious Diseases Hospital, medical masks and protective gear for the city hospitals. Aside from this, the company helped repair the oxygen station for the Third City Emergency Hospital.
Since 2011, PrJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy) has been a member of OSTCHEM holding that consolidated Dmytro Firtash’s Group DF nitrogen assets. All Group DF companies implement their social projects in the following three areas: health care, education and urban redevelopment.
Earlier, Group DF press service reported that assistance to medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19 became the largest Group DF social project in 2020-2021. More than UAH 47.8 million has been allocated by Dmitro Firtash’s Group DF companies for the assistance project to support physicians. Assistance was provided to 93 medical institutions and laboratories in 18 regions.
Note. Medical oxygen is used not only for the treatment against Covid-19, but also for patients with other diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract. Ventilators and oxygen concentrators are used for blood saturation and rehabilitation of patients. These procedures require oxygen gas in cylinders which is supplied to hospitals by the third parties.