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TAP donates €45,000 to the Komotini Hospital

27 February 2018

Komotini, Greece. On 27 February 2018, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG concluded yet another initiative, part of its social and environmental investment (SEI) programme implemented in Northern Greece, donating €45,000 to the Paediatric Clinic of the Komotini General Hospital "Sismanogleio."  The occasion was marked with a ceremony, held at the hospital’s premises, with the participation of administrative and healthcare staff. The Municipality of Komotini was represented by Nikos Sotirakopoulos, Deputy Mayor for Social Issues and Solidarity. 

 

The donation, implemented in collaboration with the Social Solidarity and Relief Network (NSS), was used to refurbish and upgrade the Hospital’s Paediatric Clinic with specialist equipment. The Clinic is located in Komotini, covers the geographical area of the Rodopi Regional Unit.

The Chief of the Komotini General Hospital "Sismanogleio," Dr. Georgios Filippidis, the Hospital’s Medical Director, Dr. Konstantinos Mavromatidis, as well as the Director of the Paediatric Clinic, Dr. Eleni Karanikolaou, thanked TAP for this donation.

Dr. Filippidis highlighted the importance of such initiatives for healthcare: "Healthcare facilities have to be upgraded in order to provide citizens with services of the highest quality. Especially if these services pertain to children, because children deserve to have better experiences than us and we have to offer them such. We therefore thank TAP for acknowledging and addressing, following our request, the need to renovate the Paediatric Clinic of an, admittedly, old Hospital. Until the new Komotini Hospital is built, we need to attend to the maintenance and safe treatment provided for in the existing building. This equipment, and all other relevant donations, will be transported to the new Hospital."    

TAP was represented by its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Advisor, Zoe Bavavea, and Community Liaison Officer for Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Spyros Nakos.

Ms Bavavea presented the strategy and pillars of the social and environmental investments implemented by the project, and identified this initiative as aiming to enhance the quality of life for local communities, thanking the NSS for its cooperation in implementing this donation.

Mr Nakos thanked the Hospital’s administration and staff for their collaboration. He also referred to similar corporate social responsibility actions already implemented in the area, including support to socially vulnerable groups, investments in educational and training projects, as well as the donation of public utility vehicles.