Lemtrans has joined the global initiative of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation to assist Ukrainian hospitals in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
As part of this initiative, Lemtrans has already procured personal protective equipment at the request of physicians from Volnovakha Central District Hospital. This institution focuses on receiving patients with suspected coronavirus.
On Tuesday, April 21, the Company donated more than 2,000 units of personal protective equipment to the hospital: medical glasses and gloves, face shields, masks with extra protection and overalls. This is how Lemtrans contributes to the prevention of the coronavirus infection spread and the health of Volnovakha residents.
As the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine introduced quarantine, Lemtrans took some emergency measures aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus both within the Company and in the regions of its presence.
'The threat of COVID-19, the pace and level of its impact on our lives turned out to be stronger than we thought initially. We can't stay aside in these circumstances,' said Volodymyr Mezentsev, the Company CEO. 'Lemtrans allocated funds to purchase personal protective equipment for physicians. This is how the Company contributes to the prevention of coronavirus infection spread and the provision of social stability in the regions of our presence.'
Earlier Rinat Akhmetov allocated UAH 300 million to the fight against COVID-19. To that end, he pooled all resources of the Charity Foundation, Shakhtar FC, FUIB, DTEK, Metinvest and other SCM assets to help Ukraine. 300 thousand coronavirus rapid test kits, special protective equipment for physicians, high-quality artificial lung ventilation devices, etc., were purchased for the entire country using the allocated funds.