19 April 2021
PrJSC “Rivneazot” shipped 880 cylinders of medical oxygen to hospitals to help COVID-19 patients
PrJSC “Rivneazot”, a member of Group DF nitrogen line of business, shipped free of charge 880 cylinders of medical oxygen (approx. 5280 m3) to medical institutions in Rivne region.
Assistance was granted to 7 medical institutions of the region including: Rivne Regional Hospital, City Central Hospital, Rivne City Polyclinic No. 2, as well as district clinics in Dubny, Zdolbuniv, Klevanya and Ostroh.
Note. Rivne region is part of the orange quarantine zone. In Rivne region 65 284 cases of coronavirus disease were observed. 55,553 residents of the region recovered. According to the data of health care institutions on the provision of beds with oxygen in the region, 1667 beds are supplied with oxygen. Currently, 719 patients and patients with suspected COVID-19 are connected to oxygen.
Oxygen is shipped directly to medical facilities in compliance with safety rules. Oxygen produced at PrJSC “Rivneazot” meets the specifications for medical oxygen.
Since 2011, PrJSC “Rivneazot” became a member of OSTCHEM holding that consolidated Dmytro Firtash’s Group DF nitrogen line of business.
All Group DF companies implement their social projects in three areas: health care, education and assistance to communities to improve cities and towns.
In 2020-2021, the Group’s largest social project was to assist health care professionals in combating COVID-19. Assistance was provided to 93 medical institutions and laboratories in 18 regions of Ukraine. Group DF companies allocated more than UAH47.8 million for the project to support health care professionals to fight against COVID-19.
Note. Medical oxygen is used not only to treat COVID-19, but also for patients with other diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract. With the help of artificial lung ventilation devices and oxygen concentrators it is possible to saturate the blood of patients and ensure their rehabilitation. These procedures make use of oxygen gas in cylinders supplied to hospitals by third parties.