Dear friends, let us account for what we’ve done as of 30th of March.
Well, at the moment, we officially have 480 people infected with Covid-19, from which 11 persons died and 6 recovered.
There are doctors among the infected.
In Ivano-Frankivsk, two nurses who picked the infection from their patient, have been treated in local hospital. Their condition can be described as medium.
In one of the regions of Ternopil Oblast, 7 doctors, 8 nurses and 6 assistant nurses got infected.
Logically, there are cases of contagion in other hospitals as well, although these have not been reported yet.
Naturally, the infected medics immediately get isolated and have to cease their life-saving work.
That is why we’re going on with our Second Front initiative within which we raise funds to buy protective gear for our medics. Yes, there is information about the government-organized shipment of means of protection. Still the demand is rather high, and patients continue to arrive in hospitals, and until this cargo get to Ukraine, all of them will remain in danger, and the period of time within which they can be protected against contagion, gets shorter every single minute.
The overall situation has been somewhat affected by the decline in logistics due to quarantine restrictions, still we proceed with our work as much as we can.
Today, we are sending a big batch of a few hundred of respirators, face masks, face shields and eyeglasses.
A part of equipment will go to Lutsk, to the Volyn Regional Infectious Hospital.
Another batch is to be sent to Kyiv where we will immediately distribute the protective gear among the staff of two base hospitals.
One more bulk will be transferred to Dnipro, to their emergency teams who have lately requested our assistance, too.
We also plan to buy another few hundred of equipment, this time within the Rapid Response project, for medics of an airborne brigade. They also need the gear desperately.
Every purchase gets accounted for in our transparent online reports as soon as it comes in: at the moment, we just do not have anything new to show you.
Taking this opportunity, we are going to ask you for another favor.
We have found a manufacture capable of manufacturing a large quantity of protective suits.
Partially, desperate doctors have ordered and bought safety equipment at their own expense which nevertheless makes a drop in the ocean. Another part of gear still remains to be paid for, and the medics have asked us to assist them with it. The sum is rather big, and it amounts to over 30 thousand hryvnias. But this purchase will completely satisfy the current needs of the Kyiv Oblast Regional hospital. But the question of protective medical suits for the Kyiv Fourth Clinical Hospital remains open: we will need more money for that purpose as well.
As an option, we also considering safety overalls, which nevertheless cannot replace the need of suits. Here, the amounts are slightly lesser, but anyway considerable: 200 suits will cost about 24 thousand hryvnias.
Dear friends, please join in.
If we fail to protect our medical personnel, then later we ourselves will remain unaided in our due time.
This is the second front where each of us will have to fight.
Literally, each of us.