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Crown Princess Katherine donates medical equipment worth 500.000 euros

Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia
Royal Palace Belgrade

Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia has donated urgently needed Stryker electric beds, mattresses, medical equipment and supplies to 17 hospitals throughout Serbia. The equipment is valued at more than 500.000 euros.

Even though the Serbian Crown Prince Couple is in voluntary quarantine in their castle outside Belgrade, they are continuing to work from home to improve the situation in Serbia during the coronavirus pandemic. Crown Princess Katherine has been helping to provide support through her charity organisation in the last few weeks.

Some of the donated beds. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

The General Hospital in Smederevo has, among other things, received ten Stryker electric beds for its intensive care unit as well we two infant examination tables, a sterilizer, forty mattresses, eleven transformers and three IV poles. The value of this donation alone is more than 56,500 euros. Crown Princess Katherine also thanked Delamode Balkans from Belgrade for their great help providing storage of this valuable medical aid.

In a statement following the delivery of the medical equipment Her Royal Highness said: “My husband and I are very thankful to Dr. Douglas Jackson, CEO of Project C.U.R.E, which has been a great support of the Princess Katherine Foundation in Serbia for several years, especially at this time considering ours heroic doctors, nurses and medical staff who are risking their lives due to the coronavirus to help and save our lives”.

Bed for childeren donated to the hospital. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

In April, Crown Princess Katherine’s Foundation organized a donation of free meals to the medical staff fighting coronavirus in both KBC Zvezdara and Zemun Hospitals. Her Royal Highness also helped gett urgently needed accommodation for doctors who are currently working at the Clinical Centre of Serbia and who are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus.

In 1993, Crown Princess Katherine founded the Lifeline Humanitarian Organisation which currently has offices in Chicago, New York, Toronto, London and Athens. This organisation, together with the HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation, works to collect money for medical equipment that has been delivered to numerous hospitals in Serbia.

As of 25 May 2020, there have been 11,193 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Serbia with 239 deaths.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.