The Techiia Foundation donated technological equipment for pediatric neurosurgery in Kharkiv
Operating room of the Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery of the City Clinical Hospital of Ambulance and Emergency Care. prof. OI Meshchaninova in Kharkiv received a BOWA electrosurgical device and a DORO skull fixation system worth UAH 750,000. The new equipment was transferred as part of the IT4Life project by Kharkiv IT Cluster.
With the new equipment, the operating room is ready for complex brain surgery. The BOWA electrocoagulator will help to make ultra-precise micro incisions and will be able to stop bleeding from even the smallest blood vessels without harming the surrounding areas of the brain.
The skull fixation system allows you to securely fix the skull during the operation. Displacement even by a millimeter can be fatal, so the DORO system is equipped with additional special clamps that firmly hold the moving bones of the child's skull and do not damage it.
The new equipment reduces the time of the operation and guarantees the safety of the surgeon and patients of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Center from Kharkiv, Sumy, Poltava, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions.
Alexander Dukhovsky, Head of the Center of Pediatric Neurosurgery:
"Our Center is the only one for patients from Kharkiv, Sumy, Poltava, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions. In the last year alone, we have hospitalized and treated about 2,000 patients. We have one of the most modern operating rooms in Ukraine, but we did not have enough electrocoagulators and skull fixation systems to work more efficiently. I learned from a fellow neurosurgeon from Kropyvnytskyi that the Techiia Foundation helped him set up an operating room. I also asked for help, and now the new equipment is already working in our operating room."
Oleg Krot, the Managing Partner at TECHIIA holding and co-founder of the NGO Charitable Fund "TECHIIA Foundation":
"One of the important criteria of our charity projects is scale, ie as many people as possible should benefit from them. That's why my partner Yura Lazebnikov and I chose Kharkiv for a new project of the Foundation because here the city center of pediatric neurosurgery works with children from all over Left-Bank Ukraine. According to doctors' forecasts, this is 250-300 operations a year. And this is at least 250 saved children's lives."
Alexander Dukhovsky, director of the Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery, and the Kharkiv IT Cluster team Daria Zozulya (intern), Alyona Belyaeva (Head of Communication), Olga Shapoval (Head of Kharkiv IT Cluster)
In addition to Kharkiv, the founders of the Techiia Foundation, Oleh Krot, and Yura Lazebnikov, are helping a children's hospital at the Kropyvnytskyi Rehabilitation Center near Kyiv. Since the beginning of 2018, entrepreneurs have spent over UAH 4 million on the needs of medical institutions.