Donation of the State-of-the-Art Scanner to the Dragisa Misovic Clinical Hospital Centre
The state-of-the-art Canon CT device was donated today to the Dragiša Mišović Clinical Hospital Centre. Thanks to its option of efficient high-resolution lung imaging, will help speed up the diagnosis of COVID patients. The device worth 210,000 euros is a donation from our Foundation and a continuation of our support for the health system of Serbia.
Our co-founder Novak Djokovic personally handed over the donation and thanked the health workers.
“We are aware that the epidemiological situation is still unstable and that the health system not only of our country, but also of the entire region is under great pressure, so it is necessary to unite and support them. Thank you to all the health workers who have been working in extraordinary circumstances for almost ten months and are fighting for all of us. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been monitoring the situation on the ground and, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, we have tried to react quickly and provide assistance to those who needed it the most. With this pandemic, it has become clear to all of us how important it is to be ready and equipped for all challenges, and we hope that this scanner, as well as all other donated equipment, will make work easier for health workers and further strengthen our health institutions, “said Novak.
The director of the Dragiša Mišović Clinical Hospital Centre, Professor Dr. Vladimir Djukic, expressed great gratitude for the procurement of valuable medical equipment.
“On behalf of the Dragiša Mišović Clinical Hospital Centre, I thank the Novak Djokovic Foundation, Novak’s family and Novak for this wonderful machine that will give future patients, when this evil of the crown passes, a chance to receive quality oncology treatment. Now patients in gynecology and urology get the best possible preoperative diagnosis. At this point, during the corona, we will have the opportunity to lower patients who are intubated, who are on artificial ventilation devices, safely here and they will have a very precise and good diagnosis of the lungs and other organ systems in 15 seconds because this device can do vascular diagnostics and other diagnostics, which is important with COVID-19 because it does not only attack the lungs. Novak’s arrival means a lot more to us than this apparatus, because in this fight, in addition to the courage we have, we also need that energy, that winning mentality,” said Professor Đukić.
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The Minister of Health in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Dr. Zlatibor Lončar, thanked the Novak Djokovic Foundation for everything it does for its country.
“On behalf of the citizens of Serbia, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Novak and Jelena, and their Foundation, because they have really done a lot since the beginning of this crisis in order to overcome the consequences of the pandemic. In the last five years alone, the state of Serbia has invested more in the development of the health system, in the construction of hospitals and the purchase of equipment, than in the previous few decades. But no matter how much we invest, the help and support of socially responsible individuals or companies is always welcome. Thank you Novak for always being there, with his people, and for fighting together against the evil virus,” Loncar pointed out.
Maja Kremić, National Director of the Novak Djokovic Foundation pointed out that at the beginning of the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus, the Novak Djokovic Foundation together with its founders, Novak and Jelena Djokovic, donated one million euros for the purchase of necessary medical equipment for hospitals and health institutions throughout Serbia.
“It is very important for us to help our country in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and we were supported by our partners and generous individuals who gave us trust that we will contribute to the health system of Serbia in the best possible way. We are trying to help throughout Serbia, so far we have handed over our donations to health institutions in Kosovska Mitrovica, Kraljevo, Krusevac, Cacak, Kragujevac, Cuprija and Novi Pazar. In the previous period, we focused our help on health institutions in Belgrade, as this is currently the place of the most critical situation. All our donations of necessary medical equipment have been carefully selected in cooperation with doctors and in accordance with their needs. This is how this scanner was provided, which is currently the best on our market on the recommendation of Professor Đukić. We are glad and happy that we have the opportunity to help as a Foundation in these difficult times, and we are also happy to have such a founder and his family who have always been there when it is difficult for Serbia, “said Kremić.
So far, among other things, 12 ventilators and 54 clinical monitors have been donated to Clinical Centre in Kragujevac, Krusevac General Hospital, Cacak General Hospital, Clinical Hospital Centre in Kosovska Mitrovica, Cuprija General Hospital, Studenica General Hospital in Kraljevo, while the Clinic for Pulmonology of the Clinical Centre of Serbia received 5 non-invasive Softflow ventilators and 57 pairs of anti-bacterial slippers. The Foundation also donated EUR 42,500 to the Novi Pazar General Hospital for the procurement of necessary medical equipment. Additionally, the Clinic for Infectious and Tropical Disease of the Clinical Centre of Serbia has gifted a state-of-the-art Siemens scanner with all accompanying equipment, and at the beginning of June. The Foundation recently handed over mobile devices for disinfection and sterilization of surfaces to the Institute of Oncology and Radiology KCS and the University Children’s Clinic in Tirsova, while six syringe pumps were donated to the Clinic for Neurosurgery KCS.