Coronavirus: Cesvi gives to Bergamo city protective devices and urgent medical equipment thanks to the funds raised

Coronavirus emergency: Cesvi donated 700.000 protective devices, over 500 ventilation units, a CardioHelp station, a mobile CAT and other important medical devices.

Cesvi delivered 700.000 individual protective devices and urgent medical equipment to tackle the Coronavirus emergency. The purchase of these health devices through the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Brindisi has been made possible by the charity initiative launched by Cesvi during the very first days of emergency in collaboration with its ambassador Cristina Parodi.

Thanks to the support of private citizens, companies and VIPs, Cesvi raised and invested around 4 million euros for Covid emergency-related projects for healthcare facilities and vulnerable elderly people.

The individual protective devices – polycarbonate visors, goggles, overlapping polycarbonate glasses, filtering masks FFP2, filtering masks FFP3 with valve surgical/filtering masks, reinforced waterproof scrubs, gloves, visors, medical footwear – are being distributed to Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Alpine Field Hospital and several retirement homes, including Carisma Foundation.

Among the beneficiaries there are also the volunteers in support of elderly over 65.

On April 2nd, 400 ventilation units were delivered for the activities of the Health Protection Agency of Bergamo province and over 100 ventilation units will be delivered in the next days. On April 3rd, 5 ventilation units for intensive care were delivered to the Alpine Field Hospital. Vital medical equipment was also delivered to Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, such as a CardioHelp station. A mobile CAT and beds for sub-intensive care unit for the Alpine Field Hospital are on the way.

“Unfortunately the health emergency is not over yet and social emergency is just beginning – Gloria Zavatta, Cesvi president, declared – despite the important results, it’s not the time to let our guard down: health facilities and the most vulnerable categories still need everyone’s help so it is important to support Cesvi’s charity initiative and projects. At the moment, elderly people are the social group most in need but very soon we will start some projects addressed to other vulnerable categories, first of all the children”.

Cesvi, in collaboration with Social Policies Department in Bergamo, Institutions in Milan and in partnership with several local associations is active on the territory to support the elderly people at home and families finding themselves in condition of fragility, isolation and emergency. Cesvi is acting now to meet their basic needs (food, shopping, personal protection and medicines) and to avoid situations of emergency and isolation.

If you want to help Cesvi fight Coronavirus emergency:

  • Donate online here
  • Donate by Bank transfer to Cesvi Bank account: Cesvi EMERGENZE: IT92R0311111299000000000095
  • Take part to the crowdfunding campaign on Gofundme platform here
  • Donate by phone calling 800 036 036 (credit card)


Cover photo by Giovanni Diffidenti