News Society Zaporizhstal 21 March 2023
Since the beginning of March, steelmakers have provided 53 tons of oxygen to hospitals in the Zaporizhia and Dnipropetrovsk regions
Since the beginning of 2023, Zaporizhstal Iron and Steel Works has shipped almost 194 tons of oxygen to medical institutions of Ukraine. This is stated in Metinvest Kryvyi Rih’s press release on the Facebook page.
“Spring is an unstable time. And this year, seasonal viral diseases and, unfortunately, COVID have not become an exception. In Kryvyi Rih, the number of patients with the coronavirus is increasing daily. Today, 750 people are officially treated in the city, 56 of them are connected to oxygen machines. Therefore, understanding the importance of assistance, Metinvest continues to ship medical oxygen,” the message says.
Since the beginning of March, Zaporizhstal plant has shipped 53 tons of oxygen to hospitals. Now it is received by medical institutions of the Zaporizhia and Dnipropetrovsk regions.
Medical oxygen is used for severe respiratory diseases, heart failure, poisoning, and for surgical anesthesia. In particular, oxygen therapy is used to treat acute respiratory disease COVID-19, caused by the SARSr-CoV coronavirus. During treatment, one ton of oxygen meets the needs of about 100 patients.
As GMK Center reported earlier, Zaporizhstal in 2022 transferred to hospitals of Ukraine over 1.3 thousand tons of medical oxygen. During the year, the plant provided vital oxygen free of charge to 14 hospitals in the Zaporizhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Donetsk regions.
Also, the Metinvest Group, with the support of Ingulets Mining, purchased and installed two Malcomson stationary generators with a capacity of 165 kW and 265 kW for UAH 3 million in Kryvyi Rih Hospital №17. As part of cooperation with the company, the hospital is carrying out capital repairs of wards and departments, purchasing modern medical equipment, and improving the material and technical base.