Handover Ceremony at the Kukes Hospital, Albania
On Tuesday, 18 March 2014, a handover ceremony was held at the Kukes Hospital, Prosthesis Workshop in Albania.
Based on the donation earmarked for the project implementation “Support to Physical Rehabilitation for Mine/UXO survivors and people with disabilities“provided by Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs, ITF purchased rehabilitation equipment in April 2013. Purchase procedure for rehabilitation items was finished in June 2013 and at the end of July 2013 mentioned 84 rehabilitations items were shipped to final destination to Regional Hospital of Kukes, Albania. Official turnover to Regional hospital Kukes was done on 10 September 2013, when official turnover report was signed between Albanian Mine & Munitions Coordination Office (AMMCO) representative and commission, appointed by Kukes regional hospital director and the official handover ceremony was held on 18 March 2014 at the Kukes Hospital, Prosthesis Workshop.
On the handover ceremony were present: Minister of Health Republic of Albania Mr. Ilir Beqja, National Director of Medicaments for Hospitals, Ambassador of Austria to Albania, Mr. Thomas Schnol, Ambassador of Slovenia to Albania, Mr. Bojan Bertoncelj, deputy director of Kukes Hospital, Mr. Ismet Nika and other representatives of Kukes Hospitals, director of AMMCO, Mr. Arben Braha, Director of ALB-AID, Mr. Jonuz Kola and representatives of National and Local Media.
The Minister of Health Republic of Albania Mr. Ilir Beqja thanked the donors and confirmed the institutional support for the Prosthesis Workshop. He mentioned that the experience created with mine survivors will be applied in other parts of Albania.