Gazprom Neft has been providing artificial ventilation equipment (ventilators) to local hospitals as part of its “Gazprom Neft for Medics” programme, with equipment being delivered to hospitals in Omsk, Novy Urengoy and St Petersburg. In the face of a global shortage of this kind of equipment, procuring this new Swiss-produced machinery was made possible through the company’s international connections. The equipment has been presented to hospitals treating victims of COVID-19.
More than 1.3 million pieces of medical PPE has, already, been distributed to hospitals in seven localities through the Gazprom Neft for Medics programme, with masks, respirators, hamzat suits, goggles, gloves and antiseptics being delivered to doctors in the Omsk, Orenburg and Tomsk Oblasts, the Khanty-Mansi and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, Yaroslavl and St Petersburg.
Gazprom Neft has been re-filling medics’ cars for free in three Siberian cities since early April, as well as doctors at Moscow’s main Infectious Diseases Hospital in Kommunarka and visiting anaesthetist and intensive-care teams. In addition to this, G-Energy Service stations have provided technical servicing and oil-changes free of charge for 300 ambulances and emergency services vehicles.
“Gazprom Neft’s ‘Antivirus’ programme, directed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, is now into its second month. This programme includes both major projects in providing support to medics in the region, and widescale testing of employees working at our industrial facilities. The first stage of this programme is coming to an end, and it’s now important to maintain antiviral initiatives at this level, while continuing to provide targeted assistance to those local health organisations that need it most.”Alexander Dybal Member of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft
Gazprom Neft’s “ANTIVIRUS” initiative is an integrated programme directed at combatting the spread of COVID-19, involving a range of initiatives including providing free materials and resources to medical services, emergency services employees and voluntary organisations, wherever the company operates. Gazprom Neft is providing fuel, protective equipment and PPE to medical agencies, as well as offering concessionary payment terms to transport companies and SMEs.
Within the Gazprom Neft group of companies the “Antivirus” programme represents a system of barriers — including technical and organisational initiatives — designed to combat the spread of COVID-19. Crew turnarounds at remote fields have been extended, and “buffer zones” put in place for employees waiting to go on-shift, where they are placed under medical care before flying out to fields.
Part of the Gazprom Neft workforce was transferred to remote working (working from home) with effect from 19 March, with additional corporate services — including “remote office” digital technologies — being launched and employees offered greater scope for using specialist software allowing them to work full-time, from home.
Find out more about the “Antivirus” programme at https://www.gazprom-neft.com/press-center/antivirus/