Russia banks help medics in more than 20 regions

Russian banks have helped hospitals and doctors in more than 20 regions of the country


Banks who have participated in the three-month relay #LetsHelpTogether have released their results.

On 9 April, ExpoBank launched the #LetsHelpTogether relay initiative, where Russian banks were asked to do good and help doctors and hospitals in the fight against COVID-19.

On 29 June, three months later, the banks who participated summarised the results in a statement released by the Credit Bank of Moscow (MCB).

The Credit Bank of Moscow bought PPE and medical equipment for patients with pneumonia at Moscow’s municipal hospital, as well as respirators and protective suits for the Solnechnogorsk regional hospital. MCB also helped the charity Life’s Gift to organise meals for their patients who were being treated in hospital.

Absolut Bank took up the baton and donated disposable masks and gloves to hospitals in St Petersburg, Omsk and Yekaterinburg.

Rosbank helped Rusfond in its support for hospitals in Ufa, Kransodar, Chelyabinsk, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan, Samara, St Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod and the Tver region. The bank also created an internal collection programme, aimed at supporting the Medical Volunteers movement. Together with the CAF foundation, Rosbank donated funds to 10 different NGOs in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, St Petersburg and Samara.

Gazprombank bought and donated disinfection tools, protective aprons, respirators and pulse oximeters, which rapidly determine oxygen levels in the blood, to four regional clinics.

The campaign’s founder, Expobank, bought five ventilators for regional hospitals, and donated masks, antiseptic and gloves to hospitals for infectious diseases in Kursk and Novosibirsk. Expobank also covered public transport and taxi expenses for medical staff.

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