Delyan Peevski donates over BGN 800,000 to anti-coronavirus fight in Bulgaria

The lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher is among the biggest donors in the country

Delyan Peevski

A donation to the tune of over BGN 300,000 in the form of protective equipment and coronavirus tests has been received by the Military Medical Academy in Sofia thanks to lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski, Prof. Ventsislav Mutafchiyski, head of the National Operative Staff, announced Monday.

As early as last week, Pirogov, the largest Bulgarian hospital specialised in emergency medical treatment, received several large donations within one day – crucial to the struggle to save human lives in the fight against the coronavirus. Those were in the form of equipment, disposables and funds. Among the most generous donors was lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski, who provided the hospital with 11 respirators, 1,000 personal protective garments and money. The value of the donation totaled BGN 497,000. So far, the Telegraph Media publisher has supported the fight against COVID-19 with over BGN 800,000.

Mobile operator Telenor donated BGN 200,000 to Pirogov, while UniCredit Bulbank provided BGN 100,000, as did the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria also launched a campaign in support of Pirogov. Prosecutors and examining magistrates urged everyone who has the means to help the medical specialists there to do so.

Supermarket chains such as Kaufland and Lidl also joined the wave of financial support by donating BGN 300,000 to the Ministry of Health. The money will be used to purchase eight respirators.

The Chinese community in Bulgaria made a large donation to four hospitals. It consisted of 2,000 masks, 1,000 pairs of gloves as well as personal protective equipment to be sued by the medical specialists in the Military Medical Academy, Pirogov, Alexandrovska University Hospital, and SofiaMed. Kiril Domuschiev, chairperson of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria, has donated 100 packets of chloroquine phosphate – a drug that is said to aid treatment of coronavirus. Other donors include Veselin Mareshki, leader of Volya Movement, with BGN 30,000. The Project #ForTheGood against COVID-19 in Bulgaria, supported by BCause Foundation, has donated two respirators. Over 900 individuals and companies contributed to the campaign.

OLYMP Safety Equipment EOOD has provided personal protective equipment for Pirogov doctors to the tune of BGN 3,500. The Association of Dentist Dealers in Bulgaria (ADDB) sent in protective helmets for medical personnel, while the Sofia city medical doctors’ college with the Bulgarian Medical Association provided thermometers and bactericidal lamps.

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