Following the rapid spread of Covid-19 and the significant increase in morbidity in Latvia, the issue of medical equipment has also become relevant for the health care system. In order to provide support to medical institutions, charitable foundations have also teamed up to donate the necessary equipment.
As a prompt response to the consequences of Covid-19, the Petr Aven Charity Foundation "Generation" and the Uniting History Foundation have provided the necessary respiratory equipment and functional, mobile intensive care equipment for the Riga East Clinical University Hospital and the Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital.
The Riga East Clinical University Hospital has received an artificial lung ventilation device as a gift. It provides both invasive and non-invasive lung ventilation, as well as air leakage compensation in both pressure and volume controlled modes. In turn, the Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital has a modern, configurable intensive care unit, satisfying all pre-clinical and clinical needs with a high level of functionality and mobility. The unit provides essential support to the hospital staff and allows tracking of readings with a single device, replacing a range of multiple medical devices and providing centralized data analysis.
“When the second wave of Covid-19 hit Latvia, we were aware of the need to provide possible support from our foundation as well. Our goal is to help doctors and support hospitals so that they are adequately equipped during a pandemic and provide the necessary help when needed” comments Igor Bass, the Director of the Petr Aven Charity Foundation "Generation".
Uniting History Foundation also responded to the initiative in order to ensure prompt purchase of equipment. Executive Director of the Foundation Elina Sklar: “Although excellent specialists working in Latvian hospitals are of the greatest importance, availability of the necessary equipment also plays a significant role. As a charity organization, we are pleased to be able to offer our small support in equipping hospitals with modern units.”