Novak Djokovic joins the fight against COVID-19 in his native Serbia
World No 1 Novak Djokovic has joined the fight against COVID-19 by funding the purchase of a high-tech machine that will help patients struck down by the virus.
Djokovic’s thriving foundation paid for the state-of-the-art Canon CT device was donated today to the Dragiša Mišović Clinical Hospital Centre in Belgrade, with its arrival a huge help at a time when the virus is surging around Europe once more.
Thanks to its option of efficient high-resolution lung imaging, will help speed up the diagnosis of COVID patients. The device worth 210,000 euros is a donation from our Foundation and a continuation of our support for the health system of Serbia.
“We are aware that the epidemiological situation is still unstable and that the health system not only of our country, but also of the entire region is under great pressure, so it is necessary to unite and support them,” stated Djokovic.
“Thank you to all the health workers who have been working in extraordinary circumstances for almost ten months and are fighting for all of us. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been monitoring the situation on the ground and, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, we have tried to react quickly and provide assistance to those who needed it the most.
“With this pandemic, it has become clear to all of us how important it is to be ready and equipped for all challenges, and we hope that this scanner, as well as all other donated equipment, will make work easier for health workers and further strengthen our health institutions.”
Djokovic takes a hand-on approach to the work done by his foundation, with this latest donation continuing the effort to assist his country in their fight to emerge from the global pandemic.
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