Keeping in mind that the concern for the health of the youngest is also a concern for the future of our country, NIS has continued its support to health institutions in Serbia by donating to the Institute for the Protection of Mother Health and child "Dr. Vukan Cupic" in Belgrade.
The resources that were collected collectively by NOS employees and the company itself are aimed at purchasing modern equipment and devices that provide conditions for work and treatment of patients in this health institution, one of the most important institutions for treatment of children and young people in the region. The equipment for the institute includes the operating table, the anesthesia device, the monitor for monitoring the vital functions of patients, the operating lamp and the aspirator. On behalf of the company, Kiril Tjurdenjev, CEO of the NOS, donated today and the ceremony at the Institute for the Protection of Mother and Child Health was attended by Dr. Radoje Simić, director of the Institute, staff of this institution, representatives of the NOS, as well as representatives of the media. At the same time, NIS employees, members of the Volunteer Club, organized a campaign to make the Institute building more attractive to further improve the conditions for living and working in this institution.
"There is no more important task and mission to support children. Their health and happy childhood are our priority, our commitment. All we do for them is the future at work. Everyone in NOS knows it and feels it. This gift is a joint decision and the wishes of both the employees and the company itself We know how hard and responsible your work is Every day you lead and you get the most difficult battles That's why I want you to be happy every time you leave the operation with a smile. After the greatest care, this will be the greatest joy in life for many. That is our pleasure and an incentive to stay with those who need it the most, "said Kiril Tjurdenjev, General Manager of NIS.
Radoje Simić, director of the institute, thanked NIS for the donation for the purchase of equipment for the operating room, where about 1,250 operations are performed annually.
"This donation from NIS, realized by the goodwill of employees and management, has done a good job for the children of Serbia and the region. I am pleased that a company like NIS has recognized that this is a hospital to invest in "The government and the Ministry of Health, the Health Fund, and everyone else who can come from state structures are investing, but this is something that, I must say, we see the greatest work," said Simic.
NIS has been one of the leading national companies in the field of corporate social responsibility for years. Special attention is given to improving the conditions for the treatment of children and young people in health institutions throughout Serbia, by supporting the purchase of modern medical equipment and equipment and by beautifying buildings in these institutions. In this way the company wants to contribute to the youngest patients in Serbia, because the future of our country offers the highest quality conditions for treatment. NIS has so far supported the work of a large number of health institutions with a broader social value, including the University Children's Hospital "Tiršova" in Belgrade, the Vojvodina Institute for Healthcare for Children and Young People in Novi Sad, the general hospital "Studenica" in Kraljevo, the hospital center in Kosovska Mitrovica, the burn clinic in Belgrade, Hemat-Oncology department for internal childhood diseases in Nis and maternity clinics in Serbia. To support health institutions, NIS has so far invested nearly 100 million dinars. In addition, within the framework of this year's "Community Together" corporate program, NIS will invest nearly one million euros (116.5 million dinars) in improving the work of health institutions in 13 cities and towns in Serbia (Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis, Čačak, Pančevo, Požarevac, Zrenjanin, Kikinda, Novi Becej, Srbobran, Žitište, Kanjiža, Plandište).
The Institute for Mother and Child Healthcare "Dr. Vukan Cupic" is one of the most important health care institutions in Serbia and the region that deals with the treatment and care of children and young people. It was established in 1950. During the year 2018, the Institute conducted 200,000 examinations, 27,000 children were admitted to hospital treatment and 6,000 operations were performed. In addition, the institute is a learning base of the medical faculty of the University of Belgrade. The institute offers continuous education to students of elementary and postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Medicine, a doctor for pediatric specialization, pediatric surgery, anesthesiology and other branches of medicine, as well as nurses and technicians from the College of Professional Medicine and secondary medical schools from Belgrade .