PBZ Donates 3.5 Million Kuna to Croatian Hospitals in Coronavirus Fight

Lauren Simmonds

After a massive donation of 1 million kuna to Zagreb’s ”Dr. Fran Mihaljevic” Clinic for Infectious Diseases, the PBZ (Privredna banka Zagreb) Group is donating an additional 3.5 million kuna to Croatian hospitals to help them with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

As Novac writes on the 9th of April, 2020, this donation is part of the PBZ Group’s efforts during these utterly extraordinary circumstances to assist health care providers in combating the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and in treating those who have contracted the infection in Croatia, as well as for help in remedying the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck the city of Zagreb recently.

The donation totalling 3.5 million kuna includes seven Croatian hospitals, all located in Zagreb, that will be donated to 500,000 each kuna.

“Croatia is one, we should always keep that in mind, and help our country whenever we can, and especially now during these extraordinary circumstances. In response to our community’s needs, in early February, we donated one million kuna to the Dr. Fran Mihaljevic Clinic for Infectious Diseases for the procurement of medical equipment. Now, two months later, faced with the coronavirus pandemic and the aftermath of a strong earthquake, we have decided to donate an additional 3.5 million kuna to hospitals for the medical equipment they need. This donation is part of our corporate social responsibility project ‘I do good every day’ through which we continuously support national, long-term projects for the well-being of children and young people, but we also respond to the current needs of our society,” said Dinko Lucic, CEO of Privredna banka Zagreb.

“On this occasion, I’d like to thank the PBZ Group once again for recognising the need and taking the initiative which will provide for better quality work in our earthquake-damaged health care facilities and thereby facilitate day-to-day care for patients during the coronavirus epidemic,” said Prof. dr. sc. Vili Beros, MD, Minister of Health.

As touched on, the PBZ Group made the generous donation of 3.5 million kuna as part of its humanitarian project ‘I do good every day’, which has been helping the community for over ten years now. The project was launched by the Group back in 2008 to continuously offer long-term support to the community in which it operates, allocating one kuna for each transaction made with a Visa card, at no additional cost to card users.

The PBZ Group has so far raised more than 19 million kuna for the project and, including these latest ones, has made a total of 48 donations to hospitals and social care homes across Croatia.

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