Orion Telekom and UNICEF delivered 30 oxygen concentrators to the Clinical Centre of Serbia
Belgrade, 29 September – UNICEF delivered 30 oxygen concentrators to the Clinical Centre of Serbia, which were procured thanks to a donation by Orion Telekom in the amount of 5.4 million dinars.
“In this way, we provided support to health care institutions and health care workers in Serbia, at a time when it was most needed. We believe that in times of crises, it is most important that we be part of a society displaying responsibility and solidarity and, as such, contribute to a common goal. We are grateful to UNICEF for the opportunity to be part of this major humanitarian action. We are proud of our employees, associates and users, who made us strong enough to be able to help in these difficult times. We need to remain conscientious, safe and healthy”, said Slobodan Djinovic, Orion Telekom CEO.
As part of its coronavirus response and for oxygen therapy to be available in numerous countries, UNICEF globally procured more than 17,900 oxygen concentrators, 6,000 of which were distributed in 65 countries.
“We greatly appreciate private sector support. Orion Telekom was among the first to answer UNICEF’s appeal to the private sector for the procurement of medical equipment necessary in the fight against COVID-19. UNICEF continues to provide support to doctors and all other health care workers, because only together can we successfully overcome the challenges facing all the healthcare systems across the world today”, said Vesna Savic Djukic, Fundraising Specialist at UNICEF Serbia.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org/serbia