BGN 154 700,50 were received in the donation account of St. Ivan Rilski Hospital for the period 23 March – 7 April. As a result of the donation campaign at the hospital, which was initiated by the Mayor of Gorna Oryahovitsa Municipality - engineer Dobromir Dobrev, there are already three new respiratory apparatus, as well as additional new medical devices. The single respirator was donated by the MRF (The Movement for Rights and Freedoms) MP Delyan Peevski and is worth BGN 36,000.
Today, the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of the Hospital has installed new respirators, which are essential in the conditions of the coronavirus epidemic, as the department is designated by the Ministry of Health to serve the most severe COVID-19 cases. It has six intensive beds, but the two amortised respirators in the AIRF do not meet the necessary requirements.
The only respirator donated by the MRF MP Delyan Peevski, which is worth BGN 36,000, was officially handed over today to the leadership of the hospital by MRF representatives in the region - the regional Chairman of MRF - Gunai Daloolu, the Municipal leader in Gorna Oryahovitsa - Yordan Kerchev and the Deputy Mayor Alipiev.
Another new respirator, also for the amount of BGN 36,000, was purchased from the hospital with funds received from donors. The third respirator, which is portable, was donated by Ivelin Mihailov, whose roots are from Gorna Oryahovitsa. It is worth BGN 10,000.
"We are extremely grateful for the donations, the devices come just in time to treat the complicated cases of patients with coronavirus or severe pulmonary disease," commented Dr. Hristo Sabev, head of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of the Hospital. Disinfectants, protective equipment and medical devices were purchased for the hospital with funds donated by companies and citizens. Three sleep apnea devices / automatic / with their adjacent ports for BGN 6,339 are provided, one high-grade respirator, Philips, with a specialized medical cart for BGN 29 400, one alcoholometer for BGN 5,796, four patient monitors and four single-channel syringe pumps for the amount of BGN 13,870 and another patient monitor for BGN 2,598.
To increase the epidemiological measures, a large antibacterial machine for BGN 11 030, a small machine for hospital rooms and doctor's offices for BGN 5,515, 20 automatic dispensers for BGN 1,872, 10 automatic dispensers and hand towels for BGN 1,173, two large wall hand disinfectors for BGN 2,815, disinfectants for nearly BGN 5,000 and more were purchased at the hospital.
The hospital has also purchased 30 pieces of protective clothing worth BGN 2,271, masks, bonnets and more. Separately Markstil EOOD donated 40 masks to the staff, and Hygiene Medical Industry Co. – donated disinfectants for BGN 3,863. Zaharni Zavodi AD recently received a donation of 6 tonnes of alcohol for over BGN 6,000 and a few days ago Laktima EAD donated 864 pieces of bio-acid milk and bio-airyan to the hospital staff. One of the biggest benefactors in the donation campaign of the hospital is the confectionery company Day and Night company, which transferred BGN 100,000 to the hospital account.
“We are grateful and owe a lot to everyone - a company or a citizen, who at this difficult moment responded to our appeal and made a noble gesture of support for the hospital! We thank from the bottom of our hearts and wish our donors and their families good health and peaceful days! ", said the hospital's manager Dr. Ivan Ivanov.