Carlsberg Croatia Donates Respirator to Koprivnica General Hospital

Lauren Simmonds

December the 5th, 2020 – The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has seen healthcare facilities, hospitals and those working in them stretched to their capacities. As such, Carlsberg Croatia is just yet another company in a line of those donating equipment to hospitals, this time the donation is a respirator to the Koprivnica General Hospital.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Carlsberg Croatia recently donated a mobile respirator to the Koprivnica General Hospital to help doctors’ efforts to provide the best possible care to patients suffering from the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. With the delivery of the accompanying donation letter, the donation became official. The Koprivnica General Hospital is thus richer for a mobile respirator worth around 50,000 kuna in total.

”Donations of hospital equipment aren’t something we usually do, but the situation in northern Croatia is so serious and we felt that we must do what we can to help doctors in their difficult and serious task. We sincerely hope that the severe cases in which this device is used will be minimal. Every new patient who needs help in order to breathe is news that worries and saddens us all, and that’s why it’s important to take care of yourself and the people around you,” the President of the Board of Carlsberg Croatia, Marcin Burdach, stated.

Carlsberg Croatia joined the efforts to protect Koprivnica’s residents from the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year when it donated disinfectant to the city. Today, the brewery is going yet another step further and has decided to donate medical equipment.

”I’d like to thank Carlsberg Croatia for this extremely valuable donation which will help us care for patients who have developed severe respiratory symptoms as part of their COVID-19 infection. This donation is an expression of Carlsberg’s exceptional understanding and awareness of all aspects of the COVID -19 epidemic,” said Dr. Mato Devcic, the director of the Koprivnica General Hospital.

The donated respirator is already in use, which is why the CEO of Carlsberg Croatia and the director of the Koprivnica General Hospital said that taking proper caution and looking after our health are the most important things we can do in these unprecedented and dire circumstances.

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