Copper producers will bring 110,000 serological tests and 100 lung ventilators to Ekaterinburg.

Russian Copper Company, UMMC, and Urals entrepreneurs are preparing a fifth plane with humanitarian aid from China. In addition to the protective masks and overalls already brought, the philanthropists have just purchased 110,000 express serological tests and 100 new lung ventilators.

The UMMC (chaired by Iskander Makhmudov), and RCC, have purchased for the hospitals of Ekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk 100 new lung ventilators and 110 thousand express serological tests accredited by the Chinese government, which allow to detect the presence of coronavirus in the patient but also to identify all those who have already had COVID-19. The batch of serological tests cost nearly $860,000.

The lung ventilators and the organization of the flight cost $3.6 million. In total the purchase of humanitarian aid cost philanthropists nearly half a billion rubles. Half of this sum was paid by UMMC and Andrey Kozitsyn, the other half was paid by the Russian Copper Company and Igor Altushkin. The tests and lung ventilators will be distributed equally between the Ekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk regions.

“We are in strict contact with the Ministries of Health in order to understand the needs of health care institutions and to acquire the necessary equipment and materials that they actually need and that can be used on the territory of the Russian Federation,” – comments the representative of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russian Copper Company Kirill Irkha.

The humanitarian flight will arrive in Ekaterinburg at the beginning of May, bringing aid to these two regions badly affected by the pandemic.