The Stavros Niarchos Foundation will be donating a total of $7.5 million to doctors, nurses and cleaning crews working during the coronavirus pandemic as a gesture of their appreciation for their life-saving efforts.
The announcement came on Tuesday, with the Foundation elaborating that it would be providing financial support to more than 4,600 employees in ICUs and hospitals who put their lives on the line to provide patients excellent care amidst the difficult circumstances.
“For us, supporting all of the doctors, nurses, and cleaning staff on the front line at all referral hospitals in Greece was, and remains to be, a matter of top priority. In them, we see real, everyday heroes who risk their lives to save the lives of others,” SNF Co-President, Andreas Dracopoulos, said.
“This gesture of appreciation, which will be distributed equally to all, is a genuine ‘thank you’ from all of us. It is the least we could do for all those who offer so much.”
The Foundation will provide the generous financial support in the form of an equal honorarium to the healthcare employees, including those who work in COVID-19 treatment clinics at the forty COVID-19 referral hospitals throughout Greece.
As Greece is slowly rolling out measures to return the country back to normalcy, the SNF will also be issuing a grant of more than $17.9 million to help renovate hospitals across Greece.
The funds will be used to provide these facilities with more equipment, including beds, as well as to implement training programs for ICU staff.
Find out more about the Stavros Niarchos Foundation here.