Gazprom Neft continues supporting medical services in the Omsk Oblast
Gazprom Neft has donated laboratories, offering coronavirus PCR testing for local residents, to the Omsk Oblast. The company has also despatched more than 7,000 hazmat suits and 1,000 pairs of protective goggles for doctors in Omsk. This aid has been provided as part of the company’s “Gazprom Neft for Medics” campaign. Gazprom Neft has supplied more than one million items of PPE — including goggles, masks, respirators and protective screens, hazmat suits, gloves and sanitisers — to hospitals in the Omsk Oblast, as well as donating Swiss-manufactured ventilators.
As well as these various measures to support medical staff, Gazprom Neft has also been providing fuel for ambulances. Volunteers helping the elderly and low-income households have also been provided with free fuel cards.
“We are grateful to Gazprom Neft for their support in battling the spread of COVID-19 in the region. Gazprom Neft were first to offer support when the pandemic started, providing our first supplies of PPE, when the healthcare system wasn’t yet prepared for COVID. Not only was there no PPE — there wasn’t any funding to buy it, either. In my view, this is an invaluable contribution to fighting COVID-19 in our region. Helping protect Omsk’s doctors from the virus is critically important. It’s our job to keep those people saving lives every day as safe as possible.”
Alexander BurkovGovernor, Omsk Oblast
Providing assistance to the Omsk Oblast forms part of the “Gazprom Neft for Medics” campaign, part of the company’s comprehensive COVID-19 ANTIVIRUS programme. That programme also includes anti-epidemiological initiatives throughout the company’s enterprises. Employees at the Omsk Refinery are offered regular COVID tests, with access to health monitoring and tele-medical services offered by way of additional measures.
“The Omsk Refinery, as a business engaged in round-the-clock continuous production, is operating in strict adherence to all health and epidemiological requirements. Incoming employees are kept apart, employees wear face masks, premises and service transportation vehicles are disinfected regularly, and antibacterial air-purifiers have been installed. By way of further protective measures, and to reduce the burden on the city’s healthcare facilities, a health monitoring centre has been set up. Employees at the Omsk Refinery can get remote medical appointments without having to visit a clinic or hospital.”
Oleg BelyavskyDirector General, Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery