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- FEDF Delivers a Large Batch of Respirators to Medical Professionals in the Far East
The Russian Far East has received a large batch of respirators (204,000 pcs). Personal respiratory protective equipment will be delivered to the medical professionals under the assistance program for the region implemented by the Far East and Arctic Region Development Fund in collaboration with Russian corporate majors.
In particular, 43,200 respirators will be supplied to the Khabarovsk Territory, 30,000 — to the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), 25,200 — to Buryatia, 24,000 — to the Amur Region, 20,400 — to the Zabaykalsky Territory, 18,000 — to the Sakhalin Region, 25,200 — to the Primorye Territory, 12,000 — to Kamchatka, and 6,000 — to the Jewish Autonomous Region. The assistance program is being implemented at the instruction of Yuri Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation — Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation to the Far Eastern Federal District.
“We have a responsibility to support our doctors whose job involves risks to their life and health. The Government of the Russian Federation is assisting the Far Eastern regions with countering the coronavirus disease. Furthermore, additional medication and equipment are procured at the expense of extrabudgetary resources. The supplies of personal protective equipment to the Far East and Arctic Region Development Fund are co-sponsored by major companies. Such supplies have made it possible to raise the stock of personal protective equipment available to medical professionals in the Far East and will be continued”, Yuri Trutnev said.
All in all, doctors from the Far East will receive 289,000 protective overalls, 206,000 eye-protection goggles, 408,000 respirators, and 200,000 medical gloves for free. Besides, RUB 300 mln has been transferred to the Republic of Buryatia, Zabaykalsky Territory, Kamchatka, Magadan Region, and Jewish Autonomous Region. This money was used to procure equipment for the region’s healthcare facilities.
About twenty entities have already joined the program implemented by the FEDF: VEB.RF, Roman Abramovich Foundation, Polyus PJSC, Evraz, Rushydro PJSC, SIBUR, Russian Copper Company JSC, Nakhodka Commercial Sea Port, Kolmar Coal Mining Company, Rushydro Group, RFP Holding, Baikal Mining Company, SUEK, SMNM Veco, Backer Hughes, Dobroflot Group, and a number of other companies.