"It is a noble action, a great example of our social partners' active involvement in the fight against COVID-19. I would like to extend a heartfelt "thank you" to Vagit Alekperov personally and to LUKOIL for their help that is especially important today for our region," noted Vladimir Uyba, Acting Head of the Republic of Komi.
"This help is immeasurable. Now we will be able to provide intensive care to a larger number of patients and to significantly improve quality of the medical services. New protective gear and antiseptic agents will help to shield our healthcare personnel from infection," said Maxim Churkin, the head physician of the Central District Hospital of Usinsk.
The epidemiologic situation in Usinsk remains one of the most difficult in the Republic of Komi. As an industrialized city, Usinsk attracts a great number of non-resident workers, which leads to higher risks of disease dissemination. Due to this, at the end of April authorities of Usinsk introduced additional epidemic prevention measures including entrance control.