The Komercijalna Banka (Kombank) and the B92 Fund on Wednesday donated medical equipment worth RSD 2.8 million to the maternity ward of the Jagodina hospital.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | 16:35
The donation was presented within the “Together for the Babies” campaign, which has been successfully implemented by Komercijalna and the B92 Fund for several years.
The ward received a transcutaneous bilirubinometer, two CTG devices, an infusion pump and a cesarean section table.
The donation was presented by Alexander Picker, Komercijalna’s Chairman of Executive Board, who expressed satisfaction that the bank was a part of the biggest campaign for equipping maternity wards in Serbia: “From the very beginning, the ‘Together for Babies’ campaign has been met with great support from the clients and the public, which is our proof, but also our motivation to make our environment better, and thank our clients for the trust afforded to us. When we talk about our campaign, I often think of Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andric’s thoughts: ‘Life gives back to us, only what we give to others’,” said Picker.
This campaign was launched within the B92 Fund’s big “Battle for the Babies” action. It has since raised RSD 48 million and provided medical equipment to more than ten maternity wards – in Visegradska St. in Belgrade, the Health Center in Cacak, maternity hospitals in Sabac, Knjazevac, Pozarevac, Krusevac, Gracanica, Aleksinac, Valjevo, Negotin and Kladovo. The campaign included procurement of IT equipment for 13 maternity wards and nine maternity services in 19 cities in Serbia in order to enable registration of newborns into birth records.
“Today we announce victory in Jagodina’s maternity ward, which means that thanks to our faithful partners, the Komercijalna Banka, we managed to provide funds for the purchase of all necessary equipment for the care of mothers and babies coming to the world in this institution. We invite other donors to follow this example of good practice, in order to provide the necessary medical equipment for another 12 maternity wards. Such support is very important because of adequate care for the lives of every mother and baby, but also for improving the population policy,” said Veran Matic, who chairs B92 Fund’s Board.
The donated equipment was received on behalf of the hospital by the chief of gynecology, Dr. Vladimir Cvetkovic, who thanked the Komercijalna Banka and the B92 Fund for the donation, and added: “In this way, by recognizing the need of health facilities for the lacking equipment, you significantly contributed to raising the level of quality of health care in the gynecology and obstetrics ward of the General Hospital Jagodina.”
The campaign launched on June 1, 2014. Within it, each payment a client makes using their cards is matched by a donation made by the Komercijalna Banka, that is then used to fund renovation of maternity wards in Serbia.
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