How can you support Italians fighting with Covid-19 during the second outbreak?
Several hospitals (Maria Vittoria and Martini to name a few) have been supplied with Pulse oximeters. But, above all, we have stepped up deliveries of supplies to health professionals following continued requests for help. In recent days ambulance services have come under pressure and we have been able to respond with 150,000 face masks and other PPE items that we had set aside during the summer because we hadn’t excluded the possibility of a second wave of the epidemic. Another example? The new A&E area of the Mauriziano hospital lacked a defibrillator and Specchio dei tempi immediately intervened providing the department with one of our spare automatic defibrillators.
“As in any emergency – explained the president of Specchio dei tempi, Lodovico Passerin d’Entreves – our foundation makes itself available to the community. Ours can be a small help in the face of a great tragedy, but the commitment will always be maximum ensuring the highest speed of intervention, compatibly with the resources available”.
In the first wave of the epidemic, Specchio dei tempi raised almost 11 million euros, constantly supplying Piedmontese hospitals and public assistance services for months with over 1 million protective devices, hundreds of pieces of equipment, ultrasound scanners, ventilators, as well as two CAT scanners. Specchio also distributed over 18,000 food packages to as many families and elderly people in difficulty and over 1000 tablets to poor schoolchildren to facilitate distance learning. Specchio also hired a Boeing to allow the arrival, from Havana to Turin, of the group of 40 Cuban doctors and nurses who worked in the Covid emergency hospital in Turin.
We are on the front line. Every day.
HOW TO DONATE
You can all be part of this project and help by securely donating online in favor of “Coronavirus Emergency – Fund 112”. You can also donate by credit card on our website www.specchiodeitempi.org, or with a bank transfer on our account: Specchio dei tempi, via Lugaro 15, 10126 Turin, BIC/Swift: BCITITMM IBAN: IT67 L0306909 6061 0000 0117 200, Banca Intesa Sanpaolo.
What do we do with your donation?
Money raised is spent on 3 main activities:
- professional medical equipments for ERs and hospitals (e.g. lung ventilators, monitoring systems, modules and equipped carts for the intensive care unit, multi-parameters modules, etc.)
- PPE for public assistances
- long-distance teaching projects for pupils of all ages that are missing from school for weeks
Why is it important to donate now?
Despite the severe security measures taken by the Italian government, many people are still affected by the virus everyday. Italian hospitals have neither enough medical machinery and equipment for intensive care unit nor protection for medical staff. Without a proper treatment, many people risk their life and we must help them!
About Specchio dei tempi
For the last 65 years la Fondazione La Stampa – Specchio dei tempi has always worked in order to concretely help those in need. The Foundation, born from a column of La Stampa, one of main Italian newspapers, has always intervened in different areas such as poverty, the elderly, education, healthcare and natural disasters.
The ability of Specchio dei tempi to immediately take action is its major strength. In Italy we are in the middle of an emergency due to the Covid-19 that is rapidly spreading throughout the territory.
Specchio dei tempi is present with a subscription to help our hospitals and our schools in this delicate time.