16 January 2015, 20:59 GMT
MOSCOW, January 17 (Sputnik) — United Company RUSAL, one of the world’s largest aluminum companies, is opening a hospital that will treat Ebola patients in Guinea, RIA Novosti reports.
A teleconference between Russia and Guinea is scheduled to be held on Saturday to celebrate the opening of an anti-epidemic hospital facility in the city of Kindia. Guinea’s President Alpha Conde and UC RUSAL CEO Vladislav Solovyev are expected to participate in the event.
The hospital is designed to accommodate up to 60 patients and will be primarily used for treating people infected with Ebola virus disease.
16 January 2015, 19:52 GMT
RUSAL is one of the Republic of Guinea’s biggest investors, and is actively aiding the local government in the fight against western Africa's Ebola outbreak. Since August 2014, the company has provided logistic support to the anti-epidemic brigade of Russia’s Rospotrebnadzor and has established a mobile anti-epidemic research laboratory in Guinea.
In November RUSAL began preparations to deploy a 200-bed Russian Defense Ministry mobile hospital in Guinea.
RUSAL owns several large mining operations in Guinea and provides employment to about 1,500 local residents.