PBZ Group donated EEG device to hospital in Rovinj
Rovinj/Zagreb, March 30, 2022 - As part of its project "Doing Good Every Day", PBZ Group, a part of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, continues to provide aid to children and youth throughout Croatia, as evidenced by its latest donation to the Special Hospital for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation "Martin Horvat" Rovinj - Rovigno. The donation in the amount of HRK 225,131 was handed over by Mladenka Dubravac, Chief Public Relations Coordinator of PBZ Card, and Vladimir Potočki, Director, Centre for Business Operations of Small and Medium Enterprises of PBZ. Thanks to this donation, the Special Hospital for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation "Martin Horvat" Rovinj - Rovigno purchased a modern EEG device that will provide early intervention and better health care for children with neurological risks from Rovinj and other parts of Istria.
"I am extremely honoured that our institution is a part of the "Doing Good Every Day” Project. Our Centre for early Intervention in children with neurological risks and developmental disabilities started operating in July 2020, and by the end of December of the same year, we had performed 220 diagnostic/therapeutic procedures. During the last year, 901 procedures were registered, which is an increase of 309%, and in the first months of this year we recorded a further increase in these procedures. Thanks to the donated device, we have introduced the EEG search, which as such is fully unique in the Istrian County,” said Marinko Rade, PhD, MS orth. med., MBA, director of the Special Hospital for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation "Martin Horvat" Rovinj - Rovigno.
We are developing the Centre for early intervention in children with neurological risks and developmental disabilities in our hospital, and this commendable donation of a new video EEG device will complete the offer of our services, increase the quality of our work and enable parents and children to get more complete in one place. information about the difficulties they contacted us with. Electroencephalography (EEG) is a test most commonly used in paediatric neurology. It is harmless, painless, non-invasive and simple, and provides us with valuable information about the electrical activity of the brain, enabling better diagnosis and more successful treatment of our patients", said Mladen Jašić, PhD, MD, spec. paediatrician, subspec. of Neonatology, Head of the Early Intervention Team.
Donation to theSpecial Hospital for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation "Martin Horvat" Rovinj – Rovigno is a part of the socially responsible business project of the PBZ Group, a member of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, which the Group has been implementing for fourteen years in a row under the name "Doing Good Every Day". With the funds allocated for this project, the Group supports national, long-term projects for the benefit of children and young people: "Monitoring of Children Exposed to Neurorisks" of the Ministry of Health and "For a Better Life of Children in Social Care Homes" of the Ministry of Labour, Pension Fund, Family and Social Policy and responds to the needs of the Company, by allocating one HRK for each transaction made with a Visa Heart Card, at no additional cost to cardholders. The Group has, so far, raised more than HRK 27 million and, including the latest one, has granted a total of 60 donations, including children’s hospitals and social care homes throughout Croatia. More information on the project's achievements can be found at www.cinimdobro.hr.