Henkel Serbia and Our Foundation Donate Ventilators and Patient Monitors to Kruševac General Hospital
Henkel Serbia and Novak Djokovic Foundation have joined forces to hand over a valuable donation to the Kruševac General Hospital, in an effort to support healthcare institutions in their fight against Covid-19. Kruševac General Hospital received five ventilators and five patient monitors, which will be very valuable to all the patients in this institution, who need them in their treatment, both presently, in this situation caused by a coronavirus, and in the future.
“We are extremely proud of the fact that our friendship with Henkel Serbia dates years back and is founded on the brightest principles of humanity. These days, the most important are solidarity and responsibility. Cooperation with Novak Djokovic Foundation began during the state of emergency. The donation in monitors and ventilators means better chances to save lives, more stability for our healthcare system, and great support to health workers which, in addition to taking adequate care of the patients, is our highest goal. We are grateful to Novak Djokovic Foundation and Henkel Serbia for understanding the needs of our institution and for helping improve the quality of healthcare for the patients”, said Acting Director of Kruševac General Hospital, Primarius Vesna Stević-Gajić MSc med., a specialist in general medicine.
“I am glad that we gathered today on a good occasion, these respirators and clinical monitors are equipment of the latest technological generation and will be of great importance to us for the treatment of patients suffering from other diseases, not only Covid19 virus,” said Dr. Savko. Markovic, anesthesiologist at the Krusevac General Hospital.
Wanting to provide support when it is needed the most, both Henkel and Novak Djokovic Foundation have been selflessly helping the fight against Covid-19 since the very beginning. As part of Henkel’s global solidarity program, Henkel Serbia has donated products worth EUR 385,000 to Red Cross Kruševac and Belgrade, as well as Inđija Healthcare Centre, and founders of Novak Djokovic Foundation, Jelena and Novak Đoković donated one million euros for the procurement of medical equipment for our hospitals and healthcare institutions, to support the efforts of doctors and health workers who are fighting Covid-19.
“I am extremely glad that we are able to help fight the coronavirus pandemic by donating and handing over medical equipment to healthcare institutions across Serbia. Procurement of five top-of-the-line ventilators and five patient monitors for the Kruševac General Hospital was secured through a joint effort with Henkel, which marks a continuation of long-standing cooperation between Novak Djokovic Foundation and Henkel in solving the problems of public importance. Novak Djokovic Foundation team feels that it is our duty to help those in need as much as we can, because solidarity and responsibility are key in these times”, said Emina Potrić, Fundraising Manager at Novak Djokovic Foundation.
“As a responsible company which looks after the community it operates in and all its members, we are thankful to our partner, Novak Djokovic Foundation, with whom we share the same values, such as providing help when it is needed the most, for helping us buy five ventilators. By donating five state-of-the-art ventilators to Kruševac General Hospital, we wanted to help this healthcare institution treat patients, and also support health workers, our heroes, who are fighting coronavirus on the front lines. We believe this equipment will be used to treat patients even after the epidemic is over”, said Dušan Antonijević, Plant Manager at Henkel Kruševac.
About the equipment:
Hamilton C-1 ventilators, made by renowned Swiss medical equipment manufacturer Hamilton Medical, are suitable for both invasive and non-invasive ventilation. Given their high-performance turbine, they are suitable for intensive care units, but also for transport. In addition to all classical modes of ventilation, this model has a unique Hamilton intelligent ventilation mode Adaptive Support Ventilation (ASV).
BISTOS BT 770 patient monitors acquire physiological signals such as ECG, respiratory rate, non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP), blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), and temperature. The patient monitor is used in intensive care units, cardiac care units, operating rooms and emergency departments, to provide additional information about the physiological condition of the patient.