GG2121444 - Equipment Replacement
Saint George hospital is the oldest Lebanese hospital founded in 1878, located in Rmeil, Beirut. In consequence of the Beirut port blast, the hospital was damaged top to bottom, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Post Disaster Rapid Hospital Assessment for Saint George University Hospital Report”, the major systems (lifelines) were unsafe and non-functional.
Rotary Club Beirut Cedars, IPP Hagop Dantziguian, in early December 2020, in collaboration with Rotary Club Schenefeld, Germany and District 1890 initiated GG2121444 to upgrade the “Violet Laser Kit” and supply the “Compo Dock” equipment. The project value is $106,900.
This global grant co-sponsored by Rotary Clubs Schenefeld, and Hamburg-Blankenese District 1890, from Germany and Rotary Club Beirut Cedars, District 2452, from Lebanon was approved on 3 March 2021.
On 22 March 2022, in the presence of Rotary International Germany magazine representative journalist Ursula Meissner and from Rotary Club Beirut Cedars President Ronald Farra, Immediate Past President Hagop Dantziguian, Past President Rami Majzoub, Past President Rami Sarkis, Past President Rodolphe Melki and Past President Philippe Naasan from Rotary Club Baabda, along with Inter-Country Committee Germany Lebanon representative Past President Danielle Yaacoub performed a tour of the hospital with Dr. Hanadi Samaha (Head of the transfusion services, flow cytometry and hematology lab at St. George hospital) and checked all the donated equipment under GG2121444 and the private donation of Immediate Past President Elie Khoury, Rotary Club Nürtingen-Kirchheim Teck, Germany initiated and completed during Rotary year 2020-2021.
It is a great pleasure to receive news from the hospital during the visit that 208 new children will be benefiting from the new installed “Compo Dock” and “Compoguard Complete” will allow the supply of 1,042 blood units.
The total number of persons served during one year of operation with the provided material is estimated to be above 1’830 person per year.
We are satisfied that this upgrade and new supply will allow the hospital to keep serving patients especially with the closure of services in many surrounding hospitals and the new set strategy that the Ministry of Public Health concerning restructuring of the transfusion services has adopted.