The President of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, Dr. Román Macaya Hayes, the Israeli Ambassador to Costa Rica, H.E Amir Ofek, Costa Rica’s Honorary Consul in Israel, Mr. Natan Aluf and other senior health officials from costa Rica visited Magen David Adom on Sunday February 9th to meet with MDA’s own senior officials.
As part of the visit, they toured MDA’s National Operations Center in Kiryat Ono, and received an overview of the organization’s work during routine and emergency operations.
The officials were impressed with the advanced technology used by Magen David Adom, the ability of volunteers to operate and the community involvement in the rescue activities.
As part of their visit the guests had te opportunity to closely observe the organization’s response vehicles, including an ambulance and a Mobile Intensive Care Unit.
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in knowledge and experience exchange between senior medical officials from around the world, who are impressed by the capabilities of Magen David Adom and MDA senior representatives who participate in various international forums and visit other services.
President of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, Dr. Román Macaya Hayes stated: “We were very impressed by what we saw today at Magen David Adom, the technology and the organization’s impressive ability to treat as quickly and professionally as possible any patient or injured person.’
“We were also impressed by the involvement of volunteers first responders, who initiate life-saving medical care even before the arrival of the ambulance. We hope to continue the cooperation with Magen David Adom and even strengthen it, in order to save lives. “
MDA Director General, Eli Bin, further commented: “The medical and technological capabilities that we constantly develop in MDA for the sake of saving lives in the State of Israel are among the most advanced in the world.’
“Every time senior medical officials in the world come to Israel, share information with us, in order to improve the ability of both parties to provide life saving care to the seriously sick injured quickly and professionally, this is very exciting and gratifying.’
“We were honored to have hosted a delegation of senior health officials from Costa Rica at Magen David Adom, Israel’s national rescue organization, and I thank them for their visit. “