Ten flowmeters for CHC “Zvezdara” from Japanese businessmen
On 20th August 2020, representatives of the Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia (JBAS) and the Fund B92 delivered 10 flowmeters worth 320,000 dinars to the Zvezdara Clinical Hospital Center.
Previously, a donation of 10 flowmeters each, to the General Hospital in Ćuprija and the General Hospital in Šabac, was agreed with JBAS members Vossloh-Schwabe Serbia and Yazaki Srbija. Also, the representatives of the members personally provided funds for the purchase of additional 5 flowmeters. These flowmeters represent only part of a larger donation provided by the Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia since the beginning of the corona virus pandemic in cooperation with its members, the Fund B92 and the Serbian Philanthropic Forum.
On the occasion of the handover of the donation to the CHC “Zvezdara”, president of the Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia and Director of Corporate Affairs, Japan Tobacco International (JTI), Goran Pekez pointed out:
“We are extremely pleased to be able to contribute to the fight against corona virus. Japan is one of the largest donors in Serbia, while Japanese companies continue to help where help is the most needed in this crisis,” Pekez pointed out.
Since the beginning of the coronary virus pandemic, the Fund B92 and the Serbian Philanthropic Forum have been continuously collecting funds and procuring equipment for health institutions in Serbia. The latest in a series of initiatives in cooperation with UNICEF is aimed at providing direct support for easier breathing of patients infected with Covid-19.
During the handing over of the donation to CHC “Zvezdara”, the president of the Managing Board of the Fund B92 and the director of the Serbian Philanthropic Forum, Veran Matić, stated: “In a large number of hospitals, installations for distributing gases, i.e. oxygen, to patients are available. Therefore, there is a need for flowmeters. With this action, we want to ensure to be more ready for the new wave of Covid-19 than in the previous period.”
During the visit to CHC “Zvezdara”, the head of the department for endocrinology of CHC “Zvezdara” prof. dr. Teodora Beljić Živković thanked the donors and pointed out: “Oxygen therapy is a method based on the use of medical oxygen in order to eliminate the reduced concentration of oxygen in the alveoli, cells or tissues. The purpose of this therapy is to improve the condition or allow the organism to overcome the phase of acute danger to life until the cause that led to hypoxia or hypoxemia is eliminated. The vast majority of patients who were hospitalized in the CHC “Zvezdara” needed some kind of oxygen therapy or oxygen support, and these devices serve exactly as the initial therapy in the delivery of oxygen from the central supply. This donation will further strengthen our capacity, for which we thank the donors, Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia and the Fund B92.”
Source: Fund B92 (translation)