The Regional Hospital of Prizren is the only General Secondary Hospital in the Prizren region which started operating in 1930 and has an uninterrupted tradition to this day. Prizren Regional Hospital currently has 517 beds with 759 staff and serves a population of approximately 500,000 inhabitants covering six municipalities: Dragash, Rahovec, Malisheva, Suhareka, Mamusha and Prizren, as well as citizens of the city of Kukes from Albania.
The General Hospital in Prizren has undergone major changes and having major reforms and modern circumstances, there is a need for support in various apparatuses to improve e functioning and work of the institution, and application of different new technologies, knowledge and skills.
Although about 3,500 births are registered in this hospital every year (15% of total of Kosovo), about 5% of them are premature births. Premature babies (born before the 37th week of pregnancy) need more attention and care than other babies. This is made possible by the incubator. But, given that not all premature babies can receive intensive care at the regional hospital in Prizren, some of them need adequate transportation to the University Clinical Center of Kosovo (UCCK) in Prishtina or other hospitals i n order to survive. To carry out such transportation with intense care, a mobile incubator is needed.
Even though Prizren is the second city and region in terms of the number of births in Kosovo, Prizren Regional Hospital DOES NOT HAVE A MOBILE INCUBATOR for such cases where it is necessary to transfer babies to the UCCK or any other hospital. This is an additional factor that affects the rate of infant mortality, which in Kosovo is 3 times higher than the average of European Union (EU) countries.
Therefore, Rotary Club Macadam - Prizren, with the support of the Global Albanians Foundation, has launched a fundraising campaign for the purchase and delivery the mobile incubator to the Regional Hospital of Prizren.
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