SAMA donated an ultrasound system to the Vrbas Health Center “Veljko Vlahović” in July 2015. We met with the director of pediatrics, Dr. Julija Čurović-Škorić, her colleagues and staff. The ultrasound device is being used daily for the evaluation of babies and children’s hips and abdomen. This ultrasound replaced their 30 year old device. They would like to use this ultrasound system for further evaluation of children’s chest and head, but they would need more education. SAMA will work to help establish that education program.SAMA is pleased to announce that a brand new, Mindray Z5 Ultrasound System, has been delivered to the Pediatrics Department at the Health Center in Vrbas.
The health Center in Vrbas serves about 300 children of all ages daily, and the diagnostic capabilities of this ultrasound system will greatly help in improving quality of their care. This new ultrasound system is already being put to full use having replaced a 30-year-old Siemens system.
SAMA is very interested in helping the enthusiastic staff of this Health Care Center not only with equipment donations, but also with seminars and other educational activities in the future. This donation was inspired by Dr. Jelena Lalatovic, a pediatrician, and Natasa Jovanovic Ljeskovic.