Medical Unit of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan gets converted into infectious diseases hospital
PR and Media Relations Service, Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan
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As part of the efforts against the spread of the coronavirus, the Medical Unit private healthcare facility of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan has been transformed into an infectious diseases hospital and is now ready to receive patients.
The hospital’s capacity for COVID-19 patients totals 124 beds, including 20 intensive care beds. Equipment required for treating such patients, including blood gas analyzers, infusion pumps, aspirators, and air humidifiers with face masks for oxygen therapy, is being delivered to the hospital. Doctors and hospital staff are provided with necessary personal protective equipment, which includes 4,000 biohazard protective suits together with high-protection respirators and special glasses, shoe covers and medical gloves. Safety measures are also being observed with respect to meals: disposable tableware has been purchased in the required amounts. As many as 30,000 disposable medical masks have been obtained. The inpatient clinic has been completely vacated for the purpose of admitting virus patients, and all necessary disease control and prevention measures have been taken.
“The conversion of the Medical Unit into an infectious diseases hospital is part of the timely measures that will allow us to promptly and efficiently render necessary assistance to patients with a confirmed diagnosis,” said Elena Sorokina, head of the Medical Unit private healthcare facility.
Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan is a subsidiary of Gazprom focused on prospecting, exploration and development of hydrocarbon fields. The Levoberezhnaya part of the Astrakhanskoye gas and condensate field with an area of 1,360 square kilometers has been in operation since 1986. The field produces formation fluid with a high content of sulfur (25 per cent) and carbon dioxide (15 per cent).
The company has around 300 wells of various use, hundreds of kilometers of gas and condensate pipelines and flowlines, power lines and communication lines for remote operation and control of production operations, and 6 preliminary gas treatment plants under its responsibility.
The company's capacities produce up to 12 billion cubic meters of gas annually. The hydrocarbon reserves within the licensed blocks of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan allow the company to increase annual gas production to 48 billion cubic meters of gas, with up to 27 billion cubic meters of commercial gas to be fed into gas trunklines.
The Integrated Management System of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan complies with four international standards: ISO 9001:2008 'Quality management systems. Requirements,' ISО 14001:2004 'Environmental management systems. Requirements with guidance for use,' OHSAS 18001:2007 'Occupational health and safety management systems. Requirements,' and ISO 50001:2011 'Energy management systems. Requirements.'
The company has over 4,200 employees and is headquartered in Astrakhan.