Sakhalin-1 Donates More Than 18 Million Rubles to Healthcare

Sakhalin-1 Consortium is contributing more than 18 million rubles (USD $255,000) to Sakhalin healthcare institutions in 2020

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Sakhalin-1 Donates More Than 18 Million Rubles to Healthcare

Sakhalin-1 Consortium is contributing more than 18 million rubles (USD $255,000) to Sakhalin healthcare institutions in 2020. Funds are being distributed to the following organizations:

  • Oblast Children’s Hospital is receiving about 7.5 million rubles (USD $100,000) for equipment to aid patients with pneumonia.
  • About 7.5 million rubles (USD $100,000) is going to the Oncology Center to implement an early cancer detection project in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and other Sakhalin towns.
  • The Okha Central District Hospital is receiving 1.8 million rubles (USD $25,000) to purchase equipment to help with the coronavirus response, medicine storage and to process and store blood in the maternity unit and children’s clinic.
  • Nogliki Central District Hospital is receiving about 1.6 million rubles (USD $22,000) to purchase equipment for anti-cancer drugs and equip drugstores in Nogliki District villages. 

“We are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work,” said Shelley Beer, president of Exxon Neftegas Limited, Sakhalin-1 project operator. “Our support is especially relevant now to fight against coronavirus. The equipment and supplies will help physicians treat patients in need of urgent care, including those with pneumonia and other respiratory diseases and those undergoing cancer treatment.”

The Salkhalin-1 Consortium, which is comprised of SODECO, Rosneft, ONGC Videsh Ltd. and Exxon Neftegas Limited, an ExxonMobil subsidiary and the project’s operator, is contributing the funds under its long-term healthcare program for Sakhalin Oblast in cooperation with the Sakhalin Oblast Ministry of Health. Since 2002, the consortium has provided more than 400 million rubles (USD $8 million) to implement large-scale projects to Oblast healthcare institutions including:

  • More than 158 million rubles (USD $3 million) to Oblast Children’s Hospital to purchase equipment for the intensive care and neonatal pathology units, surgery blocks and resuscitation department.
  • More than 164,5 million rubles (USD $3.2 million) to the Oblast Oncology Center to purchase equipment for cancer treatment.
  • About 13,3 million rubles (USD $300,000) each to Okha and Nogliki Central District Hospitals to significantly modernize their diagnostic and treatment equipment.

In addition, the consortium funded numerous workshops led by experts from leading Russian healthcare institutions to improve training for Sakhalin physicians, including ultrasound and radio ray diagnostics, intensive care treatment for severe cerebral disorders, and pre-natal care.