25 March 2014
EULEX handed over two ambulances to the University Clinical Centre Pristina and Regional Hospital in Kaçanik/Kačanik, as part of the Mission's regular donations in order to assist the work of these two important health institutions.
EULEX Head of Mission, Bernd Borchardt expressed his satisfaction for helping Kosovo institutions by donating equipment and vehicles that would facilitate their work.
"Since the EULEX mission is downsizing, we are able to give some of our assets to the local community in order to help them achieve accomplish their tasks more easily," said Borchardt during the handover ceremony.
"These ambulances are very well equipped and will make a real contribution to the work of these health institutions," he added.
Dr. Ekrem Duvolli, Director of the Regional Hospital at Kaçanik/Kačanik thanked the Head of EULEX, stating that the ambulance was much needed for his hospital. "Those who will benefit most from this donation are our patients," said Duvolli. "We were lacking ambulances, so this donation came in the right time for us," he added.
Dr Rine Limani, from University Clinical Centre appreciated the help of EULEX with this donation. "This ambulance vehicle is of significant value to our institution," she said.
More EULEX donations are expected in the coming days, to the Main Family Medical Centre in Pristina, to the Fire Brigade (Municipality of Pristina) and to the Bus Station at the Municipality of Mitrovicë/Mitrovica.