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Crown Princess Katherine’s hectic week to help the Serbian health system

Photo: Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

On Tuesday Crown Princess Katherine donated 8 defibrillators worth more than 41,000 Euros to hospitals in the Serbian cities of Vranje, Smederevo, Kikinda, Čuprija, Valjevo, Leskovac, Krusevac and Loznica. The defibrillators arrive in Serbian hospitals at the right time, when Serbia is battling the vicious COVID-19 virus, and defibrillators are crucial in the fight for the life of patients who are most susceptible to the virus.

“Due to the virus situation we have no right to forget the needs of our hospitals more now than ever and the support of those in need. These defibrillators are invaluable for hospitals in Serbia, as these machines have been proven to save lives. I am very happy that hospitals in Serbia will get the much needed defibrillators that will save many lives“, said Crown Princess Katherine.

On Wednesday, she visited the hospital in the city of Cacak to deliver one of the defibrillators. During the visit Her Royal Highness said: “Defibrillators are invaluable for hospitals in Serbia, as these machines have been proven to save lives. I am very happy that General Hospital in Cacak got the much needed defibrillator that will save many lives”.

HRH Crown Princess Kathrine of Serbia. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

On Friday, national breast cancer day took place in Serbia. Her Royal Highness then published a longer statement regarding this issue. Her royal Highness said: “My Foundation and I have been helping all women fight this vicious disease for years. More than 100,000 women across our country were examined with a donation of a mobile digital mammogram worth more than $750,000 to the Clinical Center in Niš. Last year my Foundation donated to the Institute of Oncology and Radiology of Serbia new medical equipment used for genetic testing of hereditary predisposition for breast and ovarian cancer, with the help of a sequencer which my Foundation donated in collaboration with AstraZeneca and the Hemofarm Foundation to the Institute in 2015.”

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.

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.