Valuable Donation of Medical Equipment to the Institute for Oncology and Radiology and the Clinic for Neurosurgery
As a way of contributing to the fight against the COVID-19 virus, our Foundation continues to deliver medical equipment to healthcare institutions in Serbia. This time, the Institute for Oncology and Radiology of the Clinical Centre of Serbia was given a mobile disinfection and sterilization device produced by French company AIRINSPACE, with a total value of EUR 14,500, while the Clinic for Neurosurgery of the Clinical Centre of Serbia was donated six syringe pumps produced by Swiss company CODAN ARGUS, used to provide intravenous therapy. The value of this donation is EUR 8,800.
National director of Novak Djokovic Foundation Maja Kremic underscored that the Foundation was carefully monitoring the situation and in accordance with it, provided support to those who need it the most.
“Having in mind the increase in the number of COVID-19 infections, our healthcare workers are again under immense pressure to accommodate and treat all patients successfully. This time, we decided to help the Institute for Oncology and Radiology and the Clinic for Neurosurgery at the Clinical Centre of Serbia. We hope that these devices will improve the conditions with regular disinfection and sterilization of the rooms the patients are in, and in that way help reduce the circulation of the virus, and also that our donation will make the process of providing intravenous therapy easier. We are aware that a challenging period is ahead of us, and the long path to exiting the crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus, but we are also ready to help the community recover quicker,” Kremic said.
Prof. Dr Danica Grujicic, acting director of the Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia, stated that treatment and diagnostic of oncology patients was being carried out at this institution without interruption during the pandemic, and with maximum utilization of capacities.
“In order to protect the patients, as well as the employees from the COVID-19 infection, at the Institute of Oncology and Radiology of Serbia, we implement numerous measures, including a special cleaning and disinfection regime. The device for decontaminating surfaces is of great importance because it allows for quick and in-depth disinfection of critical areas and surfaces that are hard to reach. Already in the first week, we used it to disinfect operating theatres, intensive care and isolation rooms at the wards. We thank Novak Djokovic Foundation for this significant donation which will contribute to a safer environment both for patients and for employees of the Institute,” stated prof. Dr Grujicic.
Dr. Mila Stosic, an anesthesiologist at the Clinical Centre of Serbia expressed gratitude to the Novak Djokovic Foundation for the donation of six syringe perfusors (pumps) to the Clinic for Neurosurgery of the Clinical Centre of Serbia.
“Thanks to this donation, the Intensive Care Ward will be able to support treatment according to modern principles in everyday work, as well as precise dosing of medicine and anesthetics, which is of great importance for treating neurosurgery patients,” said Dr. Stosic.
At the beginning of the healthcare crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus, Novak and Jelena Djokovic donated a million euros for the procurement of necessary medical equipment for hospitals and healthcare institutions all over Serbia. 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 was gifted a state-of-the-art Siemens scanner with all accompanying equipment, and at the beginning of June, the Foundation donated a device for surface disinfection to the University Children’s Clinic in Tirsova Street.