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Sakhalin Energy Provided 40 Oxygen Concentrators to Sakhalin Regional Hospital

The equipment has been procured in the framework of the cooperation with the regional Healthcare Ministry based on the list of specialised equipment for treating coronavirus patients prepared by the Ministry.

Today oxygen concentrators are in demand for treating severe respiratory diseases, including pneumonias caused by the novel coronavirus. Such devices produce highly concentrated oxygen by filtering the surrounding air molecules and are used for oxygen therapy. Compact size and portability of the concentrator make it possible to use it at home or move it between hospital departments. Moreover, one device can provide oxygen to two patients simultaneously.

“It is critical that we join our forces today when we are fighting the coronavirus. Procuring this equipment is of great help for us. Some oxygen concentrators will be sent to other clinics, including Korsakov and Dolinsk district hospitals, which are now in the hotspots of infection," said the Chief Medical Officer of Sakhalin Regional Hospital Vladimir Rozumeiko.

Natalia Gonchar, the Head of Corporate Affairs Department, comments: “Socially responsible businesses must quickly react to any changes in the community. This is especially important in the situations affecting everyone, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. The company is fighting on two fronts, so to say — one is to keep our assets virus-free and keep the people safe, and the other is to support health care providers working on the forefront of coronavirus response. As early as this spring, Sakhalin Energy engaged with the regional Healthcare Ministry to develop a healthcare support programme in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Today we received the first batch of this equipment, which literally helps to breathe and save lives.

Supporting healthcare organisations is a priority among Sakhalin Energy’s social commitments. In the near future the company plans to additionally provide 28 million rubles worth of equipment to other healthcare organisations in the Oblast. 
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14 July 2020

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