EVRAZ opens COVID–19 treatment facility at Vladislav Tetyukhin Centre in Urals region
EVRAZ opened a COVID-2019 treatment facility for its employees at the Urals Vladislav Tetyukhin Medical and Rehabilitation Centre.
Put into operation in December 2020, the facility is fully equipped to treat COVID-2019 patients and can admit up to 25 people.
‘We allocated RUB 20 million to set up this facility. On top of that, the Company covers expenses for treatment of our steelworkers and miners’, - says Denis Novozhenov, Vice President, Head of the Urals Division. ‘Our key objective is to treat the disease before it reaches a moderate or severe stage and ensure that our employees fully recover. My warm thanks to all those who made this important project happen!’
To equip the facility, EVRAZ financed acquisition of ventilators, a fibre-optic bronchoscope, a defibrillator, 25 oxygen humidifiers, and an Airvo2 machine with a supply of consumables to treat breathing disorders and facilitate transition from artificial lung ventilation to oxygen therapy.
The facility has two areas, one for the medical personnel and one for the patients. Doctors and nurses work in weekly shifts; catering is provided to them in disposable containers.
Over 40 employees of EVRAZ NTMK and EVRAZ KGOK have been treated at the facility; setting up a post-COVID-2019 rehabilitation centre is currently contemplated. The Urals Division operates a hotline for employees who are being treated for the novel coronavirus, both as in- and out-patients.
EVRAZ will expand cooperation with medical organisations in the local communities. Since the start of the pandemic, the Company has allocated over RUB 100 million to finance anti-COVID-2019 activities. Vaccination of EVRAZ employees in the Urals is expected to begin shortly, supported by Nizhniy Tagil medical specialists.