The bank will finance the purchase of oxygen flowmeters for Serbian healthcare facilities
Eurobank’s donation was made through the B92 Fund and the Serbian Philanthropic Forum, which have launched a drive to improve treatment quality and living and working conditions for both patients and healthcare staff throughout Serbia during the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Our country is faced with a major health crisis, and we believe it is incumbent on society as a whole – first and foremost on socially-responsible companies – to show solidarity and support the health service. By financing the purchase of oxygen flowmeters, necessary for nearly all patients who receive oxygen therapy in hospital, we wish to improve the quality of treatment given to those ill with coronavirus’, said Slavica Pavlović, President of Eurobank’s Executive Board.
Eurobank continues to assess and promptly respond to society’s needs to address challenges as they evolve. The bank has already contributed to initiatives in support of the Serbian health service and vulnerable groups: at the start of the pandemic, Eurobank was one of the first businesses that answered UNICEF’s call by providing 6 million dinars for medical instruments and personal protective equipment needed to treat Covid-19 patients. In addition, the bank has also extended much-needed aid to Autizam Valjevo, an association of families of children with autism, and helped street sellers of LICEULICE, a magazine published by a charity that seeks to re-socialise persons from marginalised groups by giving them gainful employment, by purchasing a sizeable part of the magazine’s monthly circulation after its sales were hit hard by the lockdown.
In addition to its participation in humanitarian efforts, Eurobank has fully aligned its operations to the current public health recommendations in order to protect both its staff and clients.