Vadym Novynskyi's Foundation In Honour of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God will allocate UAH 100,000 to families of each of the 43 medical staff members who died from COVID-19.

Vadym Novynskyi announced this on his Facebook page.

The MP congratulated medical and healthcare specialists on their professional holiday, emphasizing their special role in containing the spread of the infection in Ukraine, as well as their self-sacrificing struggle to save lives of their patients.

'This year, as never before, ordinary people riveted special attention on your work. You are the ones who give hope and those who save people during the worst pandemic in the recent history of mankind. Thanks to your work, thousands of Ukrainians have already recovered from this dangerous disease. Thanks to your efforts, the mortality rate from coronavirus in our country remains one of the lowest in the world. We thank you for that!' said the politician.

V. Novynskyi also added that during the Divine Liturgy he prays for the health of all doctors.

As was reported earlier, to date the total amount of charitable support provided by Vadym Novynskyi's Foundation and businesses of Smart-Holding in the fight against the epidemic was over UAH 100 million. 20 lung ventilators, more than 100,000 PPE kits for medical staff, and 100,000 DialPlexQ™ ️high-precision PCR tests have been purchased for healthcare facilities of Ukraine. In addition, the Foundation also bought almost 1 million protective masks for medical institutions, parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and industrial enterprises of Ukraine. In order to support elderly people in Kherson, Mykolaiv, Mariupol, as well as Kyiv city and Kyiv region under the conditions of the quarantine, the Foundation organized targeted delivery of 12,000 food packages.