July 09, 2015

Aid delivered to maternity ward in K. Mitrovica

On June 26, representatives of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS, in cooperation with the Student Parliament of the University of Pristina with a temporary headquarters in Kosovska Mitrovica, delivered valuable humanitarian aid, worth 828,000 RSD, consisting of necessary equipment needed for the improvement of the maternity ward of the Healthcare Center in Kosovska Mitrovica. Funds for purchasing cardio-topography, dry heat sterilizers, ECG devices, monitors, scales for measuring weight and height of pregnant women, pressure gauge were provided through the sports-charity “TROJKA IZ BLOKA” project, which was held at the beginning of April in Kosovska Mitrovica.


Medical director of the Healthcare Center in Kosovska Mitrovica, Dr. Milan Ivanovic, pointed out at a press conference that the organizers increased the funds planned for the aid action in Kosovska Mitrovica.

Mr. Ivanovic pointed out that the aid was very valuable to them because it arrived in difficult times when the Kosovo institutions are constantly trying to impede treatment and obstruct the delivery of medication, medical supplies and equipment.


“ Again there were some problems with the Kosovo institutions and the Kosovo customs, but this is what they are doing all the time. They are trying to worsen the living conditions and make life here even harder, which would ultimately lead to ethnic cleansing of this area. They will stop at nothing, even when it comes to health care. All this equipment - cardio-topography, dry heat sterilizer, ECG devices, monitors - is very valuable, and I’m not surprised that we received it from this organization, because the young have always been the ones with the most positive attitude. This humanitarian action and donation proves it,” said Ivanovic, thanking them for their work and efforts they made, and, as he said, for not giving up but successfully finishing this action.


General Secretary of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, Mladen Matijasevic, said that they did exceed the funds planned for this project in Kosovska Mitrovica, but that they made sure that the aid was primarily directed towards children.

“We wanted to keep the motto: “Children are our future.” We had previously made a list of burning issues together with the head of the maternity ward, Dr. Milijana Milenkovic, and originally we had agreed on providing one piece of equipment and a delivery bed. After that, we had meetings with several organizations in Belgrade and they wanted to join the project,” he explained.

Matijasevic pointed out that the “Trojka iz Bloka” Tournament, held in Kosovska Mitrovica at the beginning of April, was at a very high level and one of the biggest, together with the central tournament, which is held at Kalemegdan.


Dr. Milijana Milenkovic, head of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the hospital in Kosovska Mitrovica, thanked for the aid and said that the hospital received ECG device that they had not had before.

“I would like to thank everyone. This aid action was done wholeheartedly and great effort was put into it. I hope you will keep up the good work. Thank you very much!” Dr. Milenkovic said.

Besides the ECG device, the donation includes a pressure gauge, scale for measuring pregnant women, twin fetal monitor, vital functions monitoring device, sterilizers…


Miroslav Milic, president of the Student Parliament, said that students tried to help as much as they could to make the work of one of the biggest maternity wards in Serbia easier.

He appealed to everyone to make sure no more problems occur at the border crossing in the future, as was the case this time.

“Holding this humanitarian shipment for so long is a disaster for everyone. We were subjected to considerable inconvenience because they did not allow us to cross the border crossing, they made all kinds of pretexts, and this poses a problem for the city of Kosovska Mitrovica,” Milic said.

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