UNICEF has delivered personal protective equipment for health workers at COVID Hospital in Batajnica and the Clinical Centre of Serbia. Thanks to a donation from the Johnson & Johnson Foundation and Janssen Serbia (part of the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson), worth 70,000 US dollars, 3,000 protective visors, 2,000 pairs of disposable gloves, 2,000 Hazmat suits, 10,000 coats and 8,000 KN 95 masks were procured.
“UNICEF continues to give its full support to national efforts to protect the population through the procurement of necessary equipment for the health care system. The business community has shown true solidarity, and in the conditions of economic uncertainty, it has allocated a part of its revenue to help the society. In the COVID Hospital in Batajnica alone, the staff changes their protective clothing approximately 1,600 times every day to protect themselves from infection when they enter the red zone. We greatly appreciate the Johnson & Johnson Foundation’s contribution to our work – especially in emergencies like the one we are all facing now. Thanks to their support, we can fight the coronavirus more efficiently and save the lives of people in Serbia, “said Vesna Savić Đukić, head of the Sector for Cooperation with the Private Sector.
The director of COVID Hospital in Batajnica, Dr. Tatjana Adžić Vukičević, expressed her gratitude to UNICEF for the donation to the health care system of our country.
“On behalf of all employees at COVID Hospital in Batajnica and on my behalf, I would like to express my gratitude to UNICEF and Janssen for the assistance provided to our COVID Hospital in the form of personal protective equipment and disinfectants. There are currently about 400 patients here, of which 50 are in intensive care units. At the hospital, we are constantly fighting for the lives of people who come not only from Belgrade, but from all over Serbia. I hope that, following the immunization process, in 2 or 3 months, we will stand in the way of this disease and return to normal life, “said the director of COVID Hospital in Batajnica, Dr. Tatjana Adžić Vukičević.
Representatives of Janssen Serbia (part of the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson) said they were proud of the Johnson & Johnson Foundation’s partnership with UNICEF, which provided a donation of protective equipment for health workers in the Republic of Serbia in the fight against coronavirus, worth 70,000 US dollars.
With this donation, in cooperation with UNICEF in Serbia, the Johnson & Johnson Foundation participates in the procurement of required medical equipment, which will improve and strengthen the health care system of Serbia.