AHEPA Canada Donates Vital Medical Equipment to Evangelismos Hospital
In addition, AHEPA Canada announced the donation of much-needed medical equipment to Evangelismos Hospital in Athens, Greece. A rigid bronchoscope machine valued at 10,000 euros (or approximately $12,000 Canadian) has been purchased and donated to the hospital, as the result of a call for aid from hospitals in Greece.
“AHEPA in Canada has always been in the forefront of assistance to Greece,” said George Vassilas, Canadian president. “We are extremely proud of the donation of this equipment, which was purchased through generous donations from our members.”
AHEPA is especially grateful to AHEPA Past Canadian President Nicholas Aroutzidis for his generous donation of $10,000 which made the purchase possible.
“This donation by AHEPA Canada is a concrete example of the spirit of solidarity of the Greek Diaspora in Canada with the Greek people and a continuation of the many contributions of this organization to their Motherland,” said Greek Ambassador to Canada Eleftherios Anghelopoulos. “AHEPA continues to provide aid whenever they can to the people of Greece to help them through these difficult times.”
The rigid bronchoscope is a tool used for many different indications, but the machine donated to Evangelismos Hospital will be used exclusively to prevent lung bleeding while positioning stents in tumors.