Heineken Donates 37000 Kuna to Karlovac General Hospital

Lauren Simmonds

Many Croatian companies are stepping up and doing their bit in the fight against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with numerous generous donations going to hospitals up and down the country from big names determined to secure medical facilities equipment they need. Karlovac General Hospital is yet another hospital to receive very welcome extra funds.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 7th of April, 2020, Heineken Hrvatska (Croatia), the second largest brewer and one of the leaders in corporate social responsibility in the Republic of Croatia, announced today that it will donate a massive 370,000 kuna to Karlovac General Hospital.

Thanks to this donation, the largest and most important medical institution in Karlovac County will acquire the additional equipment needed in the current fight against the rapidly expanding coronavirus. More specifically, a new respirator, monitor and video bronchoscope will be purchased to enhance Karlovac General Hospital’s existing facilities, especially its intensive care unit. The remaining funds will then be used to buy personal protective equipment, such as face masks and gloves, which are currently in demand.

”I want to thank our excellent neighbour, Heineken Croatia, for joining us in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The donated equipment will not only help all of our existing patients who have respiratory problems, but will certainly serve the hospital for many more years,” said doc. Prim. dr. sc. Ervin Jancic, the director of Karlovac General Hospital.

Heineken Croatia is otherwise a leader in promoting health and safety and is constantly finding ways to improve the quality of life in the local community in which it operates.

”Heineken Croatia is a partner of our Karlovac and Karlovac counties, as well as a friend to our employees, their friends and their families. That’s why we strongly empathise with the community in which we operate. We’re aware that health and safety should be a top priority for everyone, and we’ve decided to make an additional contribution to ensuring that. These are difficult times, but we’ll overcome this crisis together. When the current battle with the pandemic is over, we’ll be even more connected and closer than we were before,” said Odin Goedhart, CEO of the company.

The Karlovac brewery has also taken an additional step in supporting and solidifying those most involved in the fight against coronavirus. Therefore, both the state and local civil protection staff received a donation of nearly 600 litres of premium Heineken 0.0 non-alcoholic beer, which will help their members stay hydrated even in this challenging situation.

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