OMK Delivers 55 Ventilators and Over 1,000,000 Items of Protective Equipment to Hospitals in Nizhniy Novgorod Region

The United Metallurgical Company (AO OMK, Moscow) has delivered another 43 non-invasive ventilators as well as 80 full-face masks, and 44 breathing tubes for medical facilities in the Nizhniy Novgorod Region (the Company being represented here by Vyksa Steel Works, AO VSW). 

This equipment was delivered to city hospitals in Nizhniy Novgorod as well as central hospitals in Bogorodsk, Bor, Gorodets, Arzamas, Dzerzhinsk, and Kstov. The Company also purchased a LEON PLUS ventilator. It is expected that this ventilator will be installed either in the Vyksa or the Kulebaki Central District Hospital. 

OMK has delivered a major shipment of personal protective gear for the Region's medical personnel: 600,000 masks, 120,000 pairs of gloves, 15,000 each respirators and overalls, 300,000 shoe covers, and 3,000 caps. The protective gear was delivered to medical personnel at the hospitals in Diveyevo, Vyksa, Pavlov, Kulebaki, Arzamas, Bor, Kstov, Bogorodsk, and Pilna as well as nine hospitals in Nizhniy Novgorod. 

In addition, OMK is also paying for VSW employee and Vyksa resident testing for COVID-19 for those people who come into contact with large numbers of people by virtue or their jobs. These include police officers, procurators, Rospotrebnadzor and all-in-one government service center employees, transportation depot personnel, etc. 

The Company will pay for the testing of a total of at least 3,000 people (the cost of a single test is over RUB 1,000). Over 1,000 Vyksa residents have been tested already. Additional testing in conjunction with other measures helps curb the spread of infection in town. 

"OMK understands the complexity of the medical situation in the region that is home to over 15,000 our employees. To date, we have procured 55 ventilators of various designs for hospitals in the Nizhniy Novgorod Region whereas the number of items of protective gear has exceeded 1,000,000. On our part, we are attempting to do our best to help our doctors do their duty and mitigate the risks to their health while helping reduce the region's coronavirus morbidity rates. We are hoping that this will make our fellow residents healthier and safer and cause the situation to go back to normal as soon as possible. We will continue offering assistance", noted OMK Governance Board Chair Natalya Eremina.

BACKGROUND:


OMK previously allocated 100 million rubles as aid to medical institutions and residents in areas that are home to Company facilities. 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, viral respiratory infections, and community-acquired pneumonia are able to get quality healthcare in Kulebaki. A similar remodeling is being undertaken at the infectious disease ward of the Vyksa Central District Hospital. Funding from the regional treasury as well as donations from OMK have been earmarked for the purpose. Additional personal protective gear is being delivered to medical personnel on a regular basis. 

In April, OMK already delivered 11 portable non-invasive ventilators, 10 breathing tubes, and 30 full-face masks to Nizhniy Novgorod Clinical Hospital 38 and the Kulebaki Central District Hospital.
OMK and the Uchastiye Charity Foundation have partnered with the Vyksa Municipal District Executive and the Vyksa Diocese to help residents of the Vyksa Municipal District finding themselves in difficult circumstances during lockdown. Company funds are being used to purchase food care packages for Vyksa's older residents without close family and low-income families. The Company and the Foundation have offered support to the Vyksa volunteer center operating as part of the #Together national self-help drive. New shipments of personal protective gear are being delivered to the volunteer center to assured its continuity.