Bucharest, October 12th, 2020 – Regina Maria Social Innovation Foundation provided, between July and September 2020, over 1,000 complete dental services, free or at discounted prices, at the two social clinics managed by the Foundation. The prevention and treatment of dental problems for patients who lack medical insurance and have low or no income at all have been financially supported by Vodafone Romania Foundation with a budget of RON 72,000.
In the context of the global pandemic, over 1,000 social patients of Baba Novac Social Clinic and Sala Palatului Clinic have been deprived of indispensable dental services, the alternatives for low-income patients being deficient both in Bucharest and at country level. The financial support granted by Vodafone Romania Foundation has helped 308 no-income patients and 185 low-income patients to resume their treatments in safe conditions and to benefit from high quality dental services, from basic procedures to surgery, prosthetics and orthodontics.
Angela Galeța, Manager of Vodafone Romania Foundation: ‘Difficult situations, such as this pandemic, especially affect the vulnerable categories. Our foundations are collaborating for the second time to support patients from disadvantaged backgrounds, offering them integrated, high quality and accessible medical services as an alternative to both the public and the private healthcare systems.’
Cristiana Mateoiu, Executive Director of Regina Maria Social Innovation Foundation: ‘There are tens of thousands of people in Bucharest who have no income and no health insurance and can barely afford any medical services, much less dental ones. Furthermore, during this period, the costs incurred by additional mandatory protection measures for patients and doctors have far surpassed our financing capabilities, this is why we are extremely grateful to our partners who choose to support us when we need it the most and with whom we manage to serve as many patients in need as possible.’
Baba Novac Social Clinic was established 10 years ago, from the desire to support disadvantaged families through sustainable medical and educational projects and is destined exclusively to people with no income and no medical insurance, while Sala Palatului Clinic, a social-medical entrepreneurship project, offers medical services at discounted prices for low-income people, based on the contributions of those who pay full price for the consultations and treatments they receive at the clinic.
The clinics have 5 dental offices and their own radiology center, and 20 dentists cover a wide variety of dental services, such as: emergency treatment of dentoalveolar injuries, cavity treatment, scaling, endodontics, periodontics, pedodontics, surgery, prosthetics and orthodontics, offering the thousands of patients who walked into the clinics the chance to lead a normal life.
Vodafone Romania Foundation is a Romanian non-governmental organization, with charitable status, distinct and independent of the company’s commercial operations, established in 1998. In over 20 years of activity, Vodafone Romania Foundation has funded 1,168 programs conducted by 745 non-governmental organizations across the country, in the health, education, social services industry. These projects had more than 3 million beneficiaries – children, young and old people, physically, socially, or economically disadvantaged people. So far, Vodafone Romania Foundation invested EUR 31 million in projects conducted by partner non-profit organizations. More details about the foundation’s programs are available at www.fundatia-vodafone.ro, http://jurnaldebine.fundatiavodafone.ro/ and www.facebook.com/fundatiavodafone.
Regina Maria Social Innovation Foundation is an NGO that offers a wide range of free medical services to people with no income and no medical insurance and takes care of 200 children from disadvantaged families, together with over 15 teaching staff and volunteers, at the foundation’s two educational centers (Clinceni and Băneasa). Regina Maria Social Innovation Foundation, established in 2010, is the philanthropic initiative of the family of Dr. Wargha and Mitra Enayati and is part of the ENAYATI Group. Regina Maria Social Innovation Foundation is not part of the Regina Maria Private Healthcare Network. More details on the foundation’s social projects are available on www.fundatiainovatiisociale.ro and https://www.facebook.com/fundatiainovatiisociale/.