The President of the Association “ELPIDA –Association of Friends of Children with cancer” Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, had a meeting with the Ambassador of Ukraine to our county, Mr. Sergei Shutenko.
The main issue of the meeting was the transfer of the children with cancer and their families from the Oncologic hospital of Ukraine to the Oncologic Unit of children “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis-ELPIDA” having as aim of the safe continuation and completion of their treatments.
The common Administrator of the Children’s Hospital “Aghia Sofia” and “P&A. Kyriakou”, Mr. Manolis Papasavvas was also present to the meeting.
Mrs. Vardinoyannis has informed in details Mr. Shutenko for all preliminary actions that, have been taken for the children’s ad their families reception while, she assured him that, the Association “ELPIDA” will undertake the safe transfer of the children to our country with a special flight being accompanied by a medical and health care personnel.
“Our Oncologic Unit is fully equipped and is ready to receive the little patients from Ukraine in order to continue without any impediment their treatments. “ELPIDA” will secure their safe transfer to our country with their families while we shall host those children and their families. The pictures of the children with cancer to the basements of the hospitals to Ukraine have shocked us. All children must be protected. The children are the future and all of us must take all actions necessary to protect them” Mrs. Vardinoyannis characteristically said.
Mr. Shutenko has warmly thanked Mrs. Vardinoyannis for her initiative and great sensitivity while he has informed her for all actions that have been taken from his part to be successfully achieved the children’s transfer.