Hospital in Nizhniy Novgorod Region Take Delivery of Ventilators Courtesy of OMK

The United Metallurgical Company (AO OMK, Moscow) has purchased and donated to the Nizhniy Novgorod Regional Health Ministry 11 portable non-invasive ventilators, 10 breathing tubes, and 30 face masks. Six ventilators with components were delivered to Municipal Clinical Hospital 38 (City of Nizhniy Novgorod), five sets of equipment to the Kulebaki Central District Hospital which tends to coronavirus, respiratory virus, and community-acquired pneumonia patients from Vyksa, Navashino, Kulebaki, and the Voznessenskiy District.

In addition, the United Metallurgical Company delivered 4,000 medical masks, 600 disposable overalls, 200 protective goggles, 2,000 pair of latex gloves, and 600 respirators to the Vyksa Central District Hospital. OMK will continue delivering personal protective gear as needed. Currently, the hospital is reviewing its need for (vaporizer and oxygen line) equipment for ventilators that the Company is also able to procure.

"Given proximity to the capital and extensive business and economic connections, the Nizhniy Novgorod Region finds itself in a most difficult situation as compared to other provinces. That is why, it is important to act in concert right now to provide medical personnel with all the required equipment. We expect to be able to deliver a further 43 portable and 10 non-portable ventilators to hospitals in Nizhniy Novgorod in May as well as 44 breathing tubes and 80 masks. To protect medical personnel, we are already procuring another 23,000 respirators, 20,000 overalls, and 2,400 caps and shoe covers", noted OMK Governance Board Chair Natalya Eremina.


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OMK has already sponsored a remodeling of the infectious disease ward at the Kulebaki Central District Hospital. As a result, residents of the Vyksa, Navashino, Kulebaki, and Voznessenskiy Districts diagnosed with coronavirus, respiratory viral infections, and community-acquired pneumonia are able to get quality healthcare in Kulebaki. A similar remodeling is scheduled at the infectious disease ward of the Vyksa Central District Hospital. Funding from the regional treasury as well as donations from OMK will be used for the purpose. The Company also delivered over 24,000 items of personal protective gear and COVID-19 test kits for use by the Kulebaki and the Vyksa District Hospital personnel.

In addition, OMK and the OMK-Uchastiye Charity Foundation have partnered with the local executive, the department for public social security, and the Vyksa Diocese to help deliver food to senior citizens and residents with mobility issues living alone as well as low-income families and households with many children in Vyksa finding themselves in a difficult situation during lockdown. In the first week alone, Vyksa residents received over 250 care packages.

The Company and the Foundation are also assisting the municipal volunteer center operating as part of the #Together national self-help drive. Volunteers in Vyksa have received 1,300 face masks, 1,500 pairs of gloves, and 100 hand sanitizers. The flow of aid continues.