The Australian Hellenic Medical Charity Inc (AHMCI) has raised $120,000 to purchase medical equipment for Ikaria Hospital in Greece.
AHMCI raised the funds during its annual Gala Dance, which attracted 200 guests and was held on Friday, June 2 at the home of the Cyprus Community of South Australia in Welland.
The funds will go towards the purchase of an Anaesthetic Medical Unit, and 15 medical beds fitted with removeable boards and ABS side rails, drainage bag holders and an IV pole.
President of the AHMCI Kosta Barkoukis told The Greek Herald he was incredibly proud of what the charity has achieved.
“The AHMCI foundation was a dream over seven years ago and thanks to the hard work and support of the SA public, Greek and Cypriot community, we have met our business objectives. However, there is still a great deal of work to do,” Mr Barkoukis said.
Since its beginnings in 2017, the AHMCI has contributed more than $520,000 in support of hospitals across Greece with constrained budgets and in need of assistance. Foodland has been a major sponsor of the AHMCI from the start.
The charity have successfully delivered an endoscopy unit, which was purchased from an SA supplier, to the Aglaia Kyriakou Children’s Hospital. The Greek Fires Appeal committee from the Greek Orthodox Community of SA also assisted with the purchase of the unit.
*The AHMCI board consists of the following members: Hon. Chief Justice Christo Kourakis (Patron), Kosta Barkoukis (President), Connie Loutas Zisos (Vice President), Despina Pastrikos (Treasurer), Prof. Andreas Evdokiou and Dr Andrew Zisos (Medical Advisors), Tim Stivahtaris (Medical Product Advisor), Lukasz Wyszynski (AHMCI lawyer), George Apostolou and Sotos Phillis.