"St. Marina" Hospital in Varna received ambulance provided by Israel's Magen David Adom with the support of BCCBI through the Bulgarian Red Cross. From today, "St. Marina " Varna has another ambulance after Mr. Hristo Grigorov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Red Cross officially handed the keys to the Executive Director of the hospital - Prof. Dr. Valentin Ignatov. The vehicle is provided free of charge by the organization Red Shield of David of Israel through the Binational Chamber of Commerce Bulgaria - Israel.
Official guests at the ceremony were Mr. Avinoam Katrieli - President of the Binational Chamber of Commerce Bulgaria - Israel, Mr. Costa Bazitov - Deputy. Mayor of Varna, Prof.. Krassimir Gigov - Director General of the Bulgarian Red Cross, Mr. Iliya Raev - Chairman of the Bulgarian Red Cross - Varna, Mr. Emil Magrisso - Secretary General of the Binational Chamber of Commerce Bulgaria - Israel, prof. Krasimir Metodiev - Honorary Consul of Israel in Bulgaria.
The president of the Binational Chamber of Commerce Bulgaria-Israel Mr. Avinoam Katrieli reminded that this is yet another ambulance donated and said: "This is a donation due to the immense love and respect of the Israeli people for Bulgaria and I sincerely hope it will save lives.
Mr. Katrieli and th President of the Red Cross - Acad. Hristo Grigorov said that together they will provide additional equipment for the ambulance.
Prof. Dr. Valentin Ignatov thanked on behalf of the management of the Hospital "St. Marina " Varna and expressed hope that thanks to the acquired ambulance rapid transportation of patients will improve also for severely injured people coming from the helipad to the Emergency Centre of the hospital.