Roche Macedonia has donated 320,000 MKD to refurbish University Clinic of Hematology in Skopje. The donation from Roche – one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Macedonia – consisted of high quality medical equipment, servicing old and providing new cytostatic treatments chairs, providing stands for intravenous therapy, and decorating the daily hospital.
Medical Head of University Clinic of Hematology, prof. dr. Lidija Cevreska, said “We are committed to help all of our patients and answer to all their needs in our everyday work. However, the conditions of the daily hospital at our clinic where cancer hematology patients are treated needed improvement mainly due to increasing number of patients and lacking capacity for their treatment in a proper manner. Roche as a trusted healthcare partner recognized our need and helped us in supporting the cancer hematology patients, by improving the conditions at the Clinic of Hematology. I would like to express our deep gratitude for this humanitarian act on behalf of myself, our technical director Maja Dermendizev and on behalf of all employees from our Clinic.
“We have been actively engaged in supporting the healthcare system in Macedonia in different fields through numerous investments aimed mainly at improving oncology and hematology. This includes donations, professional training, infrastructural projects and clinical trials, which amount to more than five million euros in the last three years alone.
“Our investment of 320.000 MKD for improving the conditions of the daily hospital at the University Clinic of Hematology in Skopje and for patients’ overall sense of well being continues this important investment in Macedonia-” said Balkan Cluster Head for Roche, Ufuk Apaydin.
One of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Macedonia, Roche is also one of the largest innovators in the field of oncological medicines and diagnostics. The company has been operating in the Republic of Macedonia for more than 15 years, while in April 2015 its Skopje office was promoted into a regional centre for the Balkans covering Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and Moldova.
Mr Apaydin added: “Over the last 15 years we’ve been working to bring patients in Macedonia the global standard in cancer care while also helping to improve the healthcare system.
“We are committed to working in partnership with the health authorities to find joint solutions for healthier and more productive families here in Macedonia.”
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