Instead of the ice rink during Advent, the Tourist Board of Split donates five new devices for high oxygen therapy AIRVO 2 to the Split hospital
Human lives and love for others are the foundation of this year's Advent in Split, as evidenced by the decision to purchase five new devices for high oxygen therapy AIRVO 2 for the Clinical Hospital Center Split. The management of the Tourist Board of Split, headed by President Andro Krstulović Opara, adopted a decision to reallocate money intended for the Advent ice rink in Đardin - Josip Juraj Strossmayer Park to help the hospital treat the most severe forms of SARS-CoV-19 virus. The use of the AIRVO 2 device avoids invasive mechanical ventilation and enables more successful treatment of respiratory failure due to infection, with better involvement of medical staff.
"In agreement with the director of the Clinical Hospital Center Split, prof. Julije Meštrović, MD, Ph.D., we decided to buy this valuable device, and given the growing numbers and occupancy of hospitals throughout Croatia, we believe that this is more than necessary. We believe that our citizens will also support this initiative, as well as that they will recognize the importance of responsible behavior throughout the Advent period. We continue to monitor the epidemiological situation in the same way and make daily decisions about the program concerning new data, "said the director of the Tourist Board of Split, Alijana Vukšić.
Every new device can mean a saved life, and this donation confirms the point of this year's Advent with the slogan "Love unites us", which emphasizes love as an emotion that encourages us to look out for each other to celebrate many more Christmas holidays together.