Israel’s Embassy in Bucharest has decided to celebrate its National Day this year in a special way: the funds meant to support the official reception to mark Israel’s National Day, worth RON 50,000, have been donated to the „Daruieste Viata/ Give Life” Association for the construction of the first Pediatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Hospital in Romania, exclusively built from private funds.
“I have been in Romania for just several months and I found out about the „Daruieste Viata/ Give Life” Association’s mission. I know what they have done in hospitals across the country in the past years and it seems so noble to me to invest all your time, resources for such an important goal such as the construction of a hospital that will save the lives of thousands of children suffering of cancer. I congratulate Mrs. Carmen Uscatu and Mrs Oana Gheorghiu and I hope they will receive the envisaged support so that the Hospital could be commissioned as soon as possible. The State of Israel will continue to endorse this project in the future as well by providing training programmes for doctors, but also by sponsoring the unit with medical devices”, said Israeli ambassador to Romania, H.E. David Saranga, who took the donation decision.
He further pointed out that the civil society has an essential role in taking care of those in need, to restore their dignity and hope.
Israel is celebrating together with 71 years of independence also 71 years of innovation in medicine, being dubbed as one of the best medical systems in the world. A photo exhibition featuring the Israeli medical breakthroughs was also on display.