On Wednesday, May 31, a U.S. Congressional delegation will visit the Radiology Department at the Clinical Center of Serbia as part of its official one-day visit to Serbia. The delegation will be headed by two representatives from the state of Ohio, Michael Turner and Steven Stivers, and will visit the Radiology Department to observe how it is making use of a General Electric diagnostic workstation donated by the U.S. Government in 2016. The total value of the donation was $ 100,000 and funding was provided by the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) through its Humanitarian Assistance Program.
The donated equipment doubled the diagnostic capacity of the Clinical Center’s Radiology Department. It consists of an image processing workstation with digital memory upgrades, LCD monitors and software for diagnosing patients.
Since 2007, the U.S. military has invested over $ 7.5 million in Serbia through its Humanitarian Assistance Program. Projects have mainly addressed the needs of the most vulnerable segments of Serbian society, and have included the construction of safe houses, daycare centers for disabled children and multiple sclerosis patients, and the renovation of schools and kindergartens.
The U.S. Congressional delegation will be joined by State Secretary in the Ministry of Health Meho Mahmutović and other officials.
Journalists interested in covering the event should be at the Clinical Center of Serbia (Poliklinika KCS), Višegradska 26, no later than 16:00 on May 31.