Zaporizhstal hands over UAH 5 million worth of medicines to local hospitals

As part of the Saving Lives humanitarian initiative rolled out by Metinvest Group, Zaporizhstal has handed over one more shipment of medical supplies to local hospitals. The assistance is worth around UAH 5 million.

About 25,000 packages of medicines have made it to six Zaporizhia hospitals. As part of Saving Lives, international donors gave out medicines to the project, and the logistics of the vital assistance was provided by Metinvest, Dignitas Charity Foundation and Antonina Kumka, Protez Hub President.

The list of medicines includes antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers, antibacterial agents, neuroleptics, local anesthetics, etc. They will mostly be used to provide therapeutic treatment and emergency care, as well as perform operations and resuscitation. The list of medicines was determined to meet the needs of hospitals.

“Today, despite being overwhelmed, Zaporizhia doctors have not left their workplace and continue saving lives and providing care to Ukrainians in the frontline city. Metinvest Group and Zaporizhstal have always supported doctors in their important work. Since the beginning of the all-our war, Metinvest has established the Saving Lives humanitarian project that is focused, among other things, on providing hospitals with medicines and equipment. Thanks to our partners from across the globe, we provide regular supplies of medicines to Ukrainian hospitals, and this assistance saves people’s lives, so we will continue doing it,” said CEO of Zaporizhstal Roman Slobodianiuk.

Over 17 months of the full-scale invasion hospitals based in the areas of Metinvest operation – Zaporizhia, Kryvyi Rih, Kamianske, Pokrovsk and Avdiivka – have received medical supplies, equipment and consumables worth more than UAH 200 million in total.

In addition to medical supplies, Zaporizhistal provides medical oxygen to medical facilities of Zaporizhia and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts. Medical oxygen is used to treat respiratory failure, cardiovascular problems as well as perform surgeries and provide critical care. In June 2023 only, hospitals in Zaporizhia and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts received nearly 57 tonnes of oxygen from steel makers. Metinvest companies delivered 420 tonnes in H1 2023.

The Saving Lives humanitarian initiative was launched by Metinvest Group in concert with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation on the onset of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Over 17 months of the all-out war, almost 500,000 people benefited from the assistance in 70 communities. Ukrainians received more than 4,200 tonnes of food products and hygiene items, and hospitals benefited from medicines, consumables, and equipment worth more than €250,000. Nearly 200 businesses around the globe, 400 volunteers, and 10 foundations and NGOs have joined the initiative. The total aid received from donors exceeds €2.7 million. Saving Lives focuses on providing prosthetic care and rehabilitation to Ukrainian soldiers and civilians, as well as improving psychological and emotional well-being of women and children.