Vadym Novynskyi's Charitable Foundation in Honour of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God purchased a top-class lung ventilator for extended respiratory support of patients in the resuscitation unit and intensive care unit (Servo-I universal, Maquet Gettinge Group) and handed it over to Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

As WHO officials pointed out on numerous occasions, lung-related complications (pulmonary edema) are the main cause of death among patients with COVID-19 coronavirus.

The ventilator is suitable for both adult patients weighing up to 250 kg and newborn children. It supports multiple lung ventilation modes, and also provides artificial lung ventilation with feedback and with possibility to adapt the flow to the patient's needs in all operation modes through enclosed monitoring of ventilation parameters. 

When addressing Vadym Novynskyi, Borys Todurov said: ‘The management of Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine expresses its sincere gratitude for your generous contribution to providing the intensive care unit of the Institute with the medical equipment so much needed in the conditions of today's pandemic. Thanks to your support, we will be able to successfully provide medical aid to seriously ill patients. The donated top-class lung ventilator can be considered a Mercedes car in the rating of lung ventilation devices. We greatly appreciate your help and look forward to our further cooperation.' 

Vadym Novynskyi's Foundation plans to purchase 10 such ventilators at the first stage and to provide them to various hospitals throughout Ukraine. Further on, requests from medical facilities in critical need for mechanical lung ventilators will be satisfied.