Dear friends, there’s some good news today: our recent shipment has been delivered to the doctors of the Kremenchuk Central City Hospital. The transfer includes several hundred of PPE which is essential under the conditions of the pandemic. The medics are frankly grateful to everyone involved!
The purchase has been processed within the Second Front project: it is a charity initiative in which we raise funds to buy the necessities for the Ukrainian healthcare workers. We are truly grateful to all sympathetic people at the expense of whose donations we are able to actively help them carry out their noble job. You can find an itemized report on the transfer below as well as in our centralized report on the project.
An individual “thank you” goes to the Kremenchuk Center for Coordination of the ATO Veteran Associations and Mr. Volodymyr Polyakov with his colleagues and friends who help him in his activities. These people established a wonderful politically unbiased association of sympathetic people who care for their region’s needs. Instead of complaining about the indifference of the environment, they organized a joint initiative that provides support to those in need. In our turn, we have assisted them in supplying necessary stuff which is currently in demand. It is nice to know the city of Kremenchuk has its own superheroes.
Now to urgent matters. The PPE gear requested by a few capital city hospitals still needs to get their supplies: neurosurgeons of the Vascular Surgery Institute are still waiting for the third class respirators. Surgeons of the Maternity Home need to get their protective face masks: we mean those snorkeling devices Kostyantyn Myrhorodskyi, the founder and coordinator of the School of Military Divers project, has been remodelling into the PPE gear for doctors. Perhaps they look a bit weird at the first glance, still these masks make a truly useful and reliable means of protection which combines a mask, a face shield and goggles in one. Dozens of medics who have already been applying these in practice, admit its usefulness.
Apart from that, protective suits remain in high demand too. We are going to order these very soon. The suits are for the hospice, that is the Palliative Aid Unit of the Kyiv Oblast Regional Hospital #10 where the most difficult patients are treated, and for the Maternity Home emergency teams: these medics are in charge of the infected mothers who are admitted with complications.
In addition, doctors of the Kremenchuk Central Regional Hospital requested a cardiograph: the hospital already owns one such device, but they would like to have another one in order not to share the same apparatus with the “contaminated” units to avoid further spreading of the infection. Admittedly, we do not have any spare or reserve amounts to buy them a cardiograph. But anyway lives must be saved in either part of the hospital. So can we say no, dear friends? This only means we need to raise more money for the purchase in a couple of days.
Hence, guys, we urge you to join in. The danger is still here and it cannot be just ignored or removed by simple orders. The coronavirus pandemic is silently spreading among people, and the doctors who keep the front lines of defense and take on the impact of the deadly disease while taking care of the infected patients, still need our protection. It would be highly naive to think that all the needs have been already met by either the government or the volunteers. While serving In the front line and saving our fellow citizens’ lives, our medics risk their lives every single day. So it seems just fair and right to help them with a combined effort, doesn’t it? A huge thanks to everyone!