Human rights committee Vranje starts large humanitarian action distribution of aid packages
/Vranje, July 25, 2020/ With the support of the British Embassy Belgrade and partnership with A11 – Initiative for Economic and Social Rights, today the Human Rights Committee Vranje started a large humanitarian action to distribute 40 aid packages, which is the outbreak of pandemic # COVID19, intended for vulnerable women and girls with family-partner experience in Vranje and the community of the poor south of Serbia – Vladicin Han, Bujanovac, Surdulica, Leskovac. For some women, this is the first aid package they have received since the outbreak of the world crisis.
Respecting the dignity and human right of personal choice, the donation of the British Embassy in Belgrade enabled every woman personally in the market to choose the most necessary foodstuffs, chemicals for maintaining high personal hygiene products. The amount of food and other groceries was sufficient for the next two months, the users of these humanitarian donations from the people of Great Britain confirmed today, which invests in the security of everyday life obligations towards the family and children.
A new donation for the Special Hospital in Surdulica has been announced
The humanitarian action for the Special Hospital in Surdulica is also supported from all over the world.
/ Vranje, July, 12 2020 / Reacting to the invitation of the CSO The Human Rights Committee from Vranje, which launched the project of emergency support to the Special Hospital for Lung Diseases, contacted a prominent businessman and philanthropist Milan Markovic from Great Britain and announced the purchase of four refrigerators for important medicines in this regional institution.
The donation will be handed over on Tuesday, July 14, to the director of the Special Hospital for Lung Diseases, Dr. Slavisa Kostic, it was announced from the Humanitarian Foundation of Milan Markovic.
- We are still in a difficult situation, we thank you for every support, which will facilitate the work of doctors and our patients, which is in the maximum number in our institution – said Dr. Slavisa Kostic, acting. Director of the Special Hospital for Lung Diseases in Surdulica.
As part of the action for collecting urgent donations, as a project of CSOs of the Committee for Human Rights from Vranje, in just two days, a total of 638,000 dinars were collected, from fourteen donors in three days, 139,430.00 dinars. In the coming days, donations of around 500 thousand dinars are expected for the Special Hospital for Lung Diseases in Surdulica.
The special hospital for lung diseases, which is in the Covid system in the south of Serbia, needs help from patients infected with the corona virus from the south of Serbia.
By the decision of the Ministry of Health from June 29, 2020, the Special Hospital for Lung Diseases in Surdulica entered the system of COVID hospitals, where 63 patients are accommodated to date. This is the fifth Covid hospital in seven municipalities of the Pčinja district (four are within the Medical Center in Vranje).
In this emergency situation, the special hospital, in addition to the existing medical equipment at its disposal, lacks the equipment for emergency treatment of an increasing number of patients with the coronavirus, because there are requests for accommodation of new patients every day. This equipment will be purposefully used in the COVID hospital and will contribute to more efficient treatment of covid patients, but also to the maintenance of safe work and treatment of uninfected patients.
The medical team for the entire hospital in Surdulica consists of 9 specialist doctors, four of whom are engaged in the Covid department, which the local health workers find increasingly difficult to bear due to the growing number of patients and the lack of equipment.