The Wife of the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Elizabeta Gjorgievska, together with the Secretary General of the Red Cross, Sait Saiti, attended today an event where incubators were donated for premature and sick babies housed at the Department of Neonatology, Pediatrics and Cystic Fibrosis at the University of Children’s Diseases in Skopje.
Ms. Gjorgievska said that today’s event is a solemn end to a donation campaign that began just before the pandemic to purchase highly sophisticated equipment – incubators, which will be placed in the neonatology department where care is given to the youngest babies.
“Believe me that caring for premature babies for sick babies should be an extremely important priority and in that direction was the desire to purchase this equipment and thus save as many lives as possible. In the last two years, there has been a positive trend in Macedonia in terms of reducing mortality among premature babies, and I think that this donation will help in that direction”, the President’s Wife said.
Ms. Gjorgievska thanked all those who responded to this humanitarian action, especially the humane citizens and socially responsible companies.
They recognized the real need for something like this, especially in these difficult times of pandemic and still decided to make this donation, because, as we saw, children are not spared from Covid-19”, Ms. Gjorgievska said.
The Secretary General of the Red Cross, Sait Saiti, said that with today’s donation to the Children’s Clinic, the organization marks a great jubilee – 75 years of existence.
“We thought we should be right here today, marking our jubilee by handing over this donation which we think will be really helpful and will help improve the conditions of the Children’s Clinic”, Red Cross Secretary-General, Sait Saiti, said.
The Director of the University Clinic for Children’s Diseases, Dr. Natasha Alulovska, thanked for organizing the campaign, which showed that even in times of crisis there are socially responsible stakeholders who want to help.
“The priority of the most vulnerable category was located. These are the premature babies who are most at risk. This donation means a lot to our youngest patients, and the greatest fighters, and their families, but also to all the staff that treats these babies. I want to thank the Red Cross and Dr. Beti for helping us throughout this campaign. This is extremely important and I hope that this cooperation will continue”, Director Alulovska said.
The incubators are provided as part of the campaign to help premature and sick babies, conducted on the occasion of 75 years of existence of Red Cross of the Republic of North Macedonia, “75 Years Where Necessary”, under the auspices of Ms. Gjorgievska. The funds were raised through telephone calls and payments to the Red Cross Solidarity Fund.