20 businesses that help fight coronavirus in Ukraine

(Business news article)

The statistics of COVID-19 diseases are growing, the state of the economy is deteriorating, because of the constant blows from the pandemic. Ukrainian businesses unite in order to fight the coronavirus disease. Here are some cases from business companies to overcome the effects of COVID-19:

1.Uber and OKKO

Earlier last year, the Ministry of Health agreed to cooperate with Uber: during the quarantine, the company will transport free of charge doctors who help treat patients with coronavirus. Physicians from Kyiv, Odessa, Lviv, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Zaporizhia and Vinnytsia will be able to use this service. Initially, Uber was supposed to provide 10,000 trips, but OKKO joined the campaign and offered to finance an additional 20,000 doctor transports.

  1. Bolt

The Bolt service helps medical staff of Kyiv infectious diseases hospitals during quarantine: they will receive special promo codes for free trips to and from the hospital. To receive a promo code, you need to register and pass the test. Other companies and organizations can financially support the project.

  1. Uklon

Uklon transports hospital staff free of charge and together with DonorUA is launching the all-Ukrainian project “Taxi for Donor”: blood donors in seven cities will receive free trips. In Kyiv, the car call service will transport people free of charge, who have to undergo hemodialysis – extrarenal blood purification three times a week, on which their lives depend.


The Ministry of Health also agreed with the company “Optimal Taxi” on free transportation of doctors. The service is available for medical workers from Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Ternopil, Chernivtsi, Lutsk and Rivne.

  1. MHP

MHP Holding has allocated UAH 14 million to combat the spread of the coronavirus in Ukraine. These funds will be used to buy 1,000 rapid tests, protective suits with respirators, goggles and gloves for doctors. By April 15, the company will receive ventilators, patient monitors, oxygen concentrators, portable aspirators and kits for difficult intubation.

  1. Nova Poshta

Nova Poshta has allocated UAH 25 million for the equipment treating viral infections in hospitals in Poltava and Poltava region.

In addition, the company is expanding the Humanitarian Mail of Ukraine project: it will deliver free personal protective equipment to hospitals, orphanages, for servicemen and vulnerable groups.

  1. UFuture and Biopharma

UFuture and Biopharma donated equipment to help detect the coronavirus at the Public Health Center’s lab. In addition, UFuture purchased two ventilators from one of Kyiv’s hospitals, and Biopharma purchased equipment for Bila Tserkva City Hospital №3 for UAH 5 million. More companies have purchased rapid tests and masks for Bila Tserkva hospitals. The total cost of the aid is 12 million hryvnias.

  1. PrivatBank

PrivatBank has allocated one million euros for 28 ventilators that Ukrainian hospitals will receive. They will be distributed in all regions of the country.


Meest logistics company has allocated 20 million hryvnias to fight the coronavirus. The money will go to medical equipment for hospitals in Lviv region.

  1. SoftServe

IT company SoftServe has allocated 10 million hryvnias for medicines to fight coronavirus in Ukraine. The Open Eyes Corporate Charitable Foundation will send them for medical equipment and medicines to medical institutions in the cities where Softserve’s offices are located: in Lviv, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Rivne, Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi.

  1. Vodafone Ukraine

Mobile operator Vodafone Ukraine bought four ventilators for hospitals in Lviv, Kharkiv, Zhytomyr and Lutsk. The company also planned to purchase 3,000 protective suits and respirators.

  1. Epicenter

Epicenter purchased 100 ventilators from China. This is only the first batch of devices: the company has signed contracts for subsequent deliveries. Epicenter also donated one hundred sets of bed linen and personal hygiene products for patients of the Alexander Clinical Hospital.

  1. Ukrposhta

Ukrposhta launches free delivery of parcels to hospitals during the quarantine. Everyone can send medical masks, respirators, gauze bandages, disposable medical gowns, disposable boot covers, goggles, protective gloves and bandages to doctors and patients. Parcels of up to 30 kilograms will be sent to regional hospitals, and up to five kilograms to hospitals in smaller cities.

  1. DOC.ua

The DOC.ua doctor’s search and recording service directs all proceeds to support hospitals to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The company purchased medical equipment for hospitals in Cherkasy and Zhytomyr: oxygen concentrators, heart monitors, protective shields and ventilators.


The ZHYTTELYUB Charitable Foundation coordinates assistance to the elderly in quarantine. Together with MACPAW and PLAYTIKA, the foundation purchased and packaged 2,350 food kits for UAH 500,000 for grandparents, who must isolate themselves at home during quarantine. Of these, 390 food kits will be given to children with disabilities who live only with their mothers.

Also, the NOVUS supermarket chain will provide 10,000 sets of basic necessities every month until the end of quarantine. UKLON and NOVA POSTA are responsible for logistics and delivery. Antiseptics for volunteers and social workers were provided by the pharmaceutical company LEKHIM.

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