Vojvodjanska banka donates one million dinars ensuring thereby purchase of one respirator and was thus among the first to respond to the UNICEF’s initiative in Serbia. UNICEF has mobilized all available resources to immediately support the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Serbia in the combat against the corona virus. 50 respirators, protective equipment and hygiene packages worth over 500,000 dollars have been ordered.
“As a socially responsible company we are aware of the challenges that the entire country is facing and of the importance of the private sector to act promptly. This donation ensures procurement of one respirator by which we are contributing to treatment of the infected by COVID-19 virus, and also supporting our healthcare sector which is currently facing its most important battles. We are summoning other companies to follow our example, because solidarity and humanity in these times can save lives of people in Serbia“, said Nenad Bungin, Executive Board member at Vojvođanska banka.
Regina De Dominicis, UNICEF Representative in Serbia, expressed her gratitude to Vojvođanska banka for its support so as to overcome the currently challenging situation our society is facing as a whole.
“In times of spread of the corona virus infection and increase in the number of infected, the donation of a respirator is of paramount importance. We are aware that the healthcare system is overloaded, so it is important that we act in solidarity in the coming days and weeks. On behalf of UNICEF, I would like to thank Vojvođanska banka for recognizing the importance of responding quickly to this situation“, stated Regina De Dominicis.
On the appeal of the Republic Health Insurance Fund, UNICEF in Serbia has started procuring goods and equipment that are necessary in the event of a significant increase in the number of corona virus patients. In addition to masks, suits, goggles, aprons and gloves, respirators are the most necessary.
All companies are summoned to join the action and thus help in this crisis situation. For all information on the COVID-19 virus, prevention and protection measures, please visit UNICEF’s website: