The work has begun on the completion of the Dialysis Centre within the Health Centre in Lebane. This new centre is of great importance not only for patients from this municipality but also for those from the neighbouring municipalities Medveđa and Bojnik.
As the result of the implementation of the project, for which the European Union and the Government of Switzerland had allocated five million dinars, through the European PROGRES development programme, and the municipality of Lebane allocated the same amount, the final building works, as well as electrical work, ventilation, and air conditioning, will be completed.
Through the support provided by the EU and the Government of Switzerland, the Health Centre will receive part of the medical equipment for the future Dialysis Centre, which includes the defibrillator, an Electrocardiograph (ECG) unit, a patient monitor, eight beds and a dry sterilizer, which will enable the centre to work with full capacity, moreover, two doctors and eight nurses will undergo the necessary training.
As planned, the works should be completed within three months, and the contractor is the “Invest Product” construction company from Lebane, which was selected through a public procurement procedure.
The activities of the European PROGRES, the programme supporting the sustainable development of south and southwest Serbia, are funded by the European Union and the Government of Switzerland with EUR 24.46 million. The objective of the programme is to strengthen local administration, create a more positive environment for the development of infrastructure and the economy, as well as to improve the implementation of the social inclusion policy. The on-site implementation of the programme activities is done by the United Nation Office for Project Services (UNOPS).
The municipalities included in the programme – Novi Pazar, Ivanjica, Nova Varoš, Priboj, Prijepolje, Raška, Sjenica and Tutin in southwest Serbia, as well as Prokuplje, Blace, Žitorađa, Kuršumlija, Leskovac, Bojnik, Vlasotince, Lebane, Medveđa, Crna Trava, Vranje, Bosilegrad, Bujanovac, Vladičin Han, Preševo, Surdulica, Trgovište, Brus, Aleksinac, Gadžin Han, Doljevac, Merošina, Svrljig, Babušnica, Bela Palanka and Knjaževac in southeast Serbia.
Source: United Nation Office for Project Services (UNOPS)