Greek Metropolitan donates $22,000 to local hospital, Romanian Metropolitan donates oxygen concentrators

Chios, Greece, March 18, 2020

Met. Markos of Chios. Photo: Met. Markos of Chios. Photo:     

Yesterday, OrthoChristian reported on several Romanian Archdioceses and monasteries stepping up to provide basic necessities to those in need and quarantine spaces in the ongoing fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

Other hierarchs and dioceses from throughout the Orthodox are making similar contributions.

For example, His Eminence Metropolitan Markos of Chios of the Greek Orthodox Church has made a sizable contribution to the local hospital to aid its fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

Along with his wishes and blessings for the staff of the Chios Hospital, Met. Markos donated more than $22,000 (20,000 euros), reports

His donation came in his capacity as president of the Chios Anti-Tuberculosis Association, which operates under the auspices of the Metropolis of Chios.

An oxygen concentrator donated by Met. Ioan of Banat. Photo: An oxygen concentrator donated by Met. Ioan of Banat. Photo:     

And in another story from the Romanian Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Ioan of Banat, recognized as an important local philanthropist, has donated two oxygen concentrators to the hospital in Timișoara, reports the Metropolis of Banat.

The devices supply oxygen at a higher concentration that is found in the atmosphere, and thus is an effective instrument in the fight against respiratory infections arising from the coronavirus.

The concentrators allow patients to move more freely, and they improve sleep and the overall quality of life and comfort level.

The Archdiocese of Râmnic is also providing 200 places for people who have to remain in quarantine.

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