Ferrexpo Belanovo Mining purchased a mammograph for the Kremenchug Oncology Dispensary
The Kremenchug Regional Oncological Dispensary received charitable assistance from Ferrexpo Belanovo Mining (FBM, part of the Ferrexpo Group). This time the company donated to the medical institution a high-precision mammography machine manufactured by Siemens.
According to Yuriy Khimich, General Director of FBM, the cost of this equipment is about UAH 3.5 million. “This year, we have already donated more than UAH 12 million to hospitals in Kremenchuk, and we plan for another UAH 3 million in the near future. In total medical institutions of the Poltava region have already received medical equipment, medicines, personal protective equipment and other assistance in the amount of about UAH 50 million. The main part is aimed to help fight coronavirus but we are also contacted with other requests which we are trying to close immediately”, - he added.
“This is the most modern machine, one of the best in the world, which allows screening. It makes it possible to examine 5 patients per hour. The examination will be free of charge upon the referral of the family doctor. This mammography detects tumors in the preclinical period”, - said Tetiana Mamon, a radiologist at the Kremenchug Regional Oncological Dispensary.
The Kremenchug Regional Oncological Dispensary did not have such equipment before. The new mammograph can diagnose a tumor at the first stage, when its size has not reached 2 cm, which makes it possible to prescribe early treatment and recover more than 90% of women.
Ferrexpo is a socially responsible company that annually allocates large and growing regional and state budgets for charity and corporate social responsibility programs to ensure a decent standard of living for fellow citizens.
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Ferrexpo is a Swiss headquartered iron ore company with assets in Ukraine. It has been mining, processing and selling high quality iron ore pellets to the global steel industry for over 40 years. In 2019, the Group produced 10.5 million tonnes of pellets ranking it as the 3rd largest exporter of pellets to the global steel industry with a market share of approximately 8%. Ferrexpo has a diversified customer base supplying steel mills in Austria, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Vietnam and America. Ferrexpo has a premium listing on the main market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker FXPO. For further information, please visit www.ferrexpo.com