"The Intensive Care Units are here to stay. At some point, Covid will be over, and ultimately, they will be a significant dowry for the National Health System," underlined Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during his visit to the Thessaloniki General Hospital "Georgios Papanikolaou" where 18 new fully equipped ICU beds donated by the "Greece 2021" Committee were added to the unit. "It is imperative that the anniversary of the National Rebirth is not commemorated only with celebrations, conferences, or speeches, but it becomes associated in our collective conscience with infrastructure that will strengthen the National Health System over time," emphasized the Prime Minister.
Gianna Angelopoulos: The "Greece 2021" Committee aligned with the needs of society
"The Committee "Greece 2021" aligned responsibly, from the very first moment, with the needs of society at this critical juncture and adapted its anniversary undertakings to the new realities that emerged due to the pandemic", said the President of the Committee "Greece 2021", Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki. She was accompanied by the Chief Executive Coordinator of the Committee "Greece 2021", Marton Simitsek. She stated that the 18 mobile ICU beds donated to the National Health System by the Committee are "fully functional as far as equipment and supplies go," and «they were manufactured and delivered within two months of the donation's announcement."
"We hope that this gesture will ease, to some level, the overwhelming load Hospital people carry in their battle to save human lives from Covid-19," added the President of the Committee and thanked all those who worked hard to make this donation a reality. At the end, she also referred to the team of hospital researchers working on developing an innovative anti-coronavirus drug, an initiative financially supported by the Committee as well. "We hope that we will soon have another "weapon", along with the vaccines, in the fight against the disease," she concluded.