“ZaDobroto” Foundation donated equipment to support the efforts of the medical workers of the Specialized Children’s Hospital “Prof. Dr. Ivan Mitev“.
The hospital’s chronic difficulties are intensified by the Covid-19 wave that also affects children. This is the reason behind the donation. It was organized in a few hours after the meeting of the Chairperson of the Foundation, Kremena Kuneva, with the Head of the Children’s Covid-19 Department, Dr. Margarita Ganeva.
The Covid sector in the hospital has 5 beds, two of them are neonatal. All 5 beds are occupied. Two of the children are in intensive care and are fighting for their lives. In recent weeks, children have been waiting for hospitalization every day – one of the small patients must be released for another to be admitted in the hospital. The Covid sector is „assembled with materials at hand“ – from the available equipment and human resources in the hospital. Both are utterly insufficient. In order to have some equipment for the children’s Covid Department, it was taken from different departments where children have other severe diagnoses. It is the same with the doctors and nurses.
The Covid sector had an urgent need for equipment worth BGN 20,316. Providing it with a public procurement procedure, as we know, is a long process, and small patients and doctors are racing against time.
The donation is of total worth of BGN 19,351.81.
The foundation used BGN 9,383 for the purchase of the equipment, left over from the Covid-19 Campaign in the beginning of the pandemic.
The remaining BGN 9,968 were provided by donors between October 7th and 12th, after the campaign announcement on Facebook.
During the previous Covid wave, the share of hospitalized children was 4%, at present it is 10%. Since the beginning of the current wave, 66 children have passed through the Department. 6 of them were on oxygen therapy in the intensive care unit. Until now, there have been no virus-related fatal cases in this hospital. We hope things remain so.
Let us protect the children!