In Sremska Mitrovica, we visited the Department of Pediatrics where we met with Dr. Ljiljana Bančević, Head of the Department, and Dr. Nenad Golubović. They run the only pediatric department in the Srem region, serving 4,000 out-patient children with about 1,000 hospitalizations every year. Many of the children undergoing treatment are affected with pulmonary disease, or other upper air-way infections.
As part of the care provided, they often have to give these children oxygen, which is of vital importance. The department seems to be in pretty good shape, and at the moment they are able to help these children by bringing oxygen bottles from other buildings. Unfortunately, sometimes the bottle runs out of oxygen, and they have to run to get a new one from elsewhere, putting the children at risk.
SAMA financed installation of oxygen supply to the pediatric ward. This project would cost was $1,500.