Today, the Dubrovnik General Hospital received ten new devices for high oxygen flow therapy that have proven to be extremely effective in combating the Covid-19 virus. The use of these devices in patients significantly reduces the need to connect the patient to a ventilator.
These are AIRVO2 devices manufactured by Fisher & Paykel worth 465 thousand Kuna, and are for the needs of the Department of Infectious Diseases and they were purchased thanks to a donation from the Lokrum Reserve Public Institution, as part of activities carried out by the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik General Hospital.
On receiving the new devices, the director of the Dubrovnik General Hospital, Marijo Bekić, on behalf of the staff and patients, thanked the Mayor, Mato Franković, acting director of the Lokrum Reserve Public Institution, Nikolina Grković, and the president of the management board of Lokrum, Zoran Obradović, for the valuable donation. He pointed out that the hospital now has twelve devices, in addition to the two it has owned so far, that will raise the care of patients who need oxygen to a higher level.
“In addition to the use of antibiotics, we help patients infected with Covid-19 infection due to air loss by giving oxygen in high concentrations. We are glad that the Mayor and the Lokrum Reserve have recognized this need and that in these difficult financial times they have allocated funds for our community from which our patients will benefit greatly,” said Bekić.
Mayor Franković emphasized the importance of the participation of local self-government in raising care for the health of fellow citizens and the purchase of medical devices. He noted that the City of Dubrovnik had already reacted rapidly with the donation of ventilators at the beginning of the pandemic and announced the continuation of cooperation and financial support to the Dubrovnik General Hospital and the health system in the future.
“It is important to us that our fellow citizens feel safe when they come to the hospital, that they know that they will be taken care of and treated as they deserve. I invite other local governments in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County to join the donations to help their fellow citizens who are also treated at the General Hospital Dubrovnik,” said Mayor Franković.