THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES DELIVER MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO HEALTH
INSTITUTIONS IN UZICE, CACAK AND GORNJI MILANOVAC
Belgrade, 25 July 2007 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince
Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine are continuing their humanitarian
mission and the Safe Delivery project by delivering essential medical equipment
to the central medical institutions in Uzice, Cacak and Gornji Milanovac.
After visiting the children in Our Serbia summer camp, Their
Royal Highnesses visited the Regional Hospital in Uzice where they delivered an
CTG apparatus, a Steriliser and a ECG machine. Dr. Darko Marinkovic, Director of
the hospital together with the hospital staff greeted Their Royal Highness in
front of the hospital and gave them a tour.
Following this humanitarian delivery, Crown Prince Alexander
and Crown Princess Katherine visited the Health Centre in Cacak, where they were
welcomed by H.E. Mr. Velimir Ilic, Minister for Infrastructure of Serbia, Mr.
Velimir Stanojevic, President of the Cacak Municipality, Dr. Momcilo Spasic,
Director of the Hospital and Dr. Miloje Vukotic, Director of the Health Centre
in Cacak. On this occasion Their Royal Highnesses delivered a CTG apparatus, a
Steriliser and a Vacuum Extractor.
In her speech, Crown Princess Katherine emphasized: “The
equipment we are delivering today is part of the Safe Delivery project which was
launched by my Foundation in November 2006. Funds for purchasing this equipment
were raised at the Charity Gala Dinner in Paris organised in June this year. In
the near future, we are planning to distribute essential equipment to 40 medical
institutions, aiming to provide better conditions for safe delivery for future
mothers in Serbia”.
Minister Ilic said it gives him great pleasure that the Crown
Prince and Crown Princess are in Cacak today, stressing that the Government of
Serbia and the Ministry for Infrastructure are planning to reconstruct the
access roads to hospitals in order to improve their service, which is also the
support to the endeavors of the Foundation of HRH Princess Katherine to
modernize medical institutions in Serbia.
Later that day, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess
Katherine visited the Health Centre in Gornji Milanovac where they delivered a
CTG apparatus, a Steriliser, a Vacuum Extractor and one warm table.
The total value of today’s donation is over 25,000 euros.