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Credit Agricole purchased health care devices worth UAH 5 million for comprehensive equipment of the intensive care unit in Chernivtsi Regional Hospital. Very soon, Chernivtsi Regional Hospital will get everything it requires for intensive care: defibrillator, fiber bronchoscope, portable ultrasound scanner, patient monitors (6 pc.), infusion pump, surgical bed (3 pc.), single-syringe (6 pc.) and dual-syringe (11 pc.) infusion pumps. All medical equipment manufactured in Japan, Germany and Lithuania and was recommended by Ukrainian health-care professionals for its efficiency. Charity project supported by “Your support” charity fund.
“Chernivtsi Region found itself in the center of COVID-19 pandemic: the disease spread rate is one of highest in the country. The situation in the region is complicated also due to the fact that medical equipment requires modernization. This would really help doctors to cope with this challenging situation. Therefore, we decided to focus the third stage of charity support within “We Care!” program on this particular region. We asked health care professionals what aid would be the most useful and needed and understood that we have to fully equip the intensive care unit in Chernivtsi Regional Hospital, to buy all necessary equipment for rescuing patients in critical conditions. Our approach is forward looking: the equipment is not only required for COVID-19 patients ― it will save lives for decades after the pandemic ends”, Carlos de Cordoue, the CEO of Credit Agricole Ukraine, comments.
Chernivtsi Regional Hospital provides medical assistance to COVID-19 disease patients and is designed to treat 600 people.
“Intensive Care Unit of Chernivtsi Regional Hospital required global investments for complete overhaul and new equipment purchase. The available equipment is obsolete and time-worn. Respectively, Credit Agricole’s decision to help this particular unit is good and timely. This is not the first charity project of the bank. Credit Agricole understands how important it is to provide systemic aid to hospitals that help patients fight the coronavirus disease”, Valeria Tatarchuk, the founder and CEO of “Your support” charity fund, comments.
This project ― is the biggest charity initiative realized during the entire history of Credit Agricole presence in Ukraine. It is organized as a part of the global corporate social responsibility program of Credit Agricole “We Care!”. All in all, the bank contributed UAH 6 300 000 to support health care institutions. In March, the bank purchased a lung ventilator worth UAH 700 000 for Kyiv City Hospital No 17. In April, Credit Agricole together with Mastercard purchased health care equipment worth UAH 1 100 000 for Ternopil Child Communal Hospital and Kyiv City Hospital No 17. These funds were used for purchase of a defibrillator, patient monitors, oxygen saturation monitors and infusion pumps that help patients in critical conditions.
About Credit Agricole:
JSC “Credit Agricole Bank” is a modern universal bank owned by the leading financial group in Europe – Credit Agricole Group (France). The Group is a major partner of the French economy and one of the largest banking groups in Europe. It is a leading retail bank in Europe, having the largest portfolio of assets under management, being first in the field of ban insurance and third - in project financing in Europe. Credit Agricole has been operating in the financial market of Ukraine since 1993 and renders the entire range of banking services to private individuals, including premium-clients, and business. The bank pays special attention to cooperation with agricultural enterprises. Reliability and business reputation of Credit Agricole in Ukraine is confirmed by the highest possible FITCH ratings, leading positions in bank sustainability, bank deposit reliability and bank profitability rankings, as well as by 280 000 active private and 17 000 corporate customers, including international corporations, large Ukrainian companies and representatives of small and medium business. Credit Agricole Bank is a socially responsible bank that confirms its status by the large number of projects implemented under the Corporate Social Responsibility Program “We Care!”.
Viktoriia Torianyk, Head of PR and internal communications division of Credit Agricole Bank.