Umberto 1, the US embassy donates 259,000 euros

ROME, April 27 – The policlinico Umberto I’s intensive care is enriched with ten more inclined beds, with built-in scales and anti-decubitus mattresses, 10 multi-parameter center screens, equipped with an additional transport monitor and a monitoring center that allows control of patients’ vital parameters, for a minimum of 72 hours, in various resuscitation settings

“Thanks to this donation – highlighted by Francesco Puglis, Director of Emergency and Admissions at DAY, Critical, Trauma and Emergency areas – the central resuscitation technology setup at Polyclinico Umberto I. This type of equipment will significantly increase the quality“ and patient safety in the hospital ”.

An account provided by the US Embassy in Italy, which donated 259,000 euros to the dispensary. “Thanks to this gesture of generosity – said Antonella Polimini, Dean of La Sapienza University in Rome – another step forward has been taken in the face of the epidemic crisis that sees university clinics in the first row of community service.”

Thomas Smithham, Chargé d’Affairs at the US Embassy in Italy, affirmed that “on behalf of the people and the American government, we are pleased to donate this equipment to the emergency medicine unit at the clinic, which has been at the forefront of the Italian response to the Covid epidemic since the disease first appeared in Italy more than Year “.

“This donation is a confirmation of the historic alliance between Italy and the United States and reflects the deep bonds of friendship and solidarity between our two countries. We are very impressed with the work of the healthcare staff and the leadership of the infirmary and are delighted to be able to support you in your efforts as we tackle this global pandemic together.

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Satisfaction also on the part of the General Director of the Polyclinico Umberto I clinic, Fabrizio Dalba, who wished to recall that “at the present time, the Polyclinico represents the most advanced frontier of the care of Covid 19 patients in the Lazio region which has the mandate to our structure plays a role of great responsibility with the progressive activation of 500 beds with a graded density of care, dedicated to patients with COVID-19 who need hospitalization and treatment. “

“I thank the US Embassy for the commitment and assistance it has made in realizing this project which has allowed Umberto I to respond quickly to the health emergency, ensuring a higher level of assistance to patients.”

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