Category: Health
Health 14.04.21 | 10:57

Johnson & Johnson vaccine halted in US, roll-out delayed in Europe

Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine was paused in the United States and its roll-out in Europe and in South Africa was delayed, as health authorities investigate a potential link to rare blood clot events in a few recipients. The worries compound the vaccine problems of the European Union,...

Health 07.04.21 | 17:23

European agency finds AstraZeneca shot can cause rare blood clots

The safety committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has found that the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine can cause unusual blood clots with low blood platelets, but stresses the overall benefits of the shot in preventing coronavirus outweigh the risks of side effects, CNN reported. The committee...

Health 28.01.21 | 17:40

336 new Covid-19 cases, 10 patients die, 385 recover

Out of 1,964 COVID-19 tests carried out in Macedonia in the past 24 hours, 336 new cases were registered, 385 patients have recovered and 10 passed away, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. New cases were registered in: Skopje – 145, Kavadarci – 27, Ohrid – 25, Prilep – 17,...

Health 23.01.21 | 19:21

Number of newly diagnosed corona patients is rising again, 11 people die

Out of 2,013 COVID-19 tests carried out in Macedonia in the past 24 hours, 347 new cases were registered, 378 patients have recovered and 11 died, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. New cases were registered in: Skopje-179, Kumanovo-24, Tetovo-14, Prilep-5, Gostivar-8, Stip-13, Bitola-1, Veles-11,...

Health 11.01.21 | 19:31

Ivermectin drug expected in pharmacies nationwide as of Tuesday

The ivermectin drug that is used to treat COVID-19 patients has already arrived in the country and will be available in pharmacies nationwide as of Tuesday, Agency for Medicine and Medical Devices (MALMED) director Lirim Shabani told MIA. The price of the drug, as pointed out by the director, will be...

Macedonia Health 05.12.20 | 14:03

Filipce: 833,000 Covid-19 vaccines provided – vaccination will be free of charge

The Minister of Health, Venko Filipce, informed Saturday that intensive activities are underway to prepare the healthcare system for the Covid-19 vaccination. We have provided 833,000 vaccines for 400,000 citizens through the Covax mechanism. Vaccination will be free for the citizens and will be performed...

Macedonia Health 09.10.20 | 18:38

Health Ministry urges citizens to be responsible, wear face masks and maintain distance

The Ministry of Health urged Friday all citizens to be responsible and conscientious, to observe the protection measures against the spread of Covid-19. According to the ministry, these are measures that protect our own health, but also the health of everyone around us – loved ones, parents, friends. Wearing...

Health 12.09.20 | 22:54

After 40 years, Otesevo specialized hospital to undergo renovation

Health Minister Venko Filipce on Saturday announced that three wards of the specialized hospital for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of chronic and respiratory disorders in Otesevo will be reconstructed. It is a hospital, he said, that is one of a kind in the country due to the characteristics...

Health 10.08.20 | 18:47

109 new COVID-19 cases, 1 patient dies

There were 762 tests performed over the past 24 hours, with 109 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 422 patients have recovered, while one passed away, the Ministry of Health said on Monday. New cases were reported in Skopje-20, Kumanovo-16, Kavadarci-15, Stip-13, Gostivar-10, Kicevo-7, Sveti Nikole-5, Veles-4,...

Health 06.08.20 | 15:45

A 22-year-old patient and five others die, 113 new Covid-19 cases

There were 1,543 tests performed over the past 24 hours, with 113 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 259 patients have recovered, while 6 passed away, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday. New cases were reported in Skopje-35, Kumanovo-12, Stip-23, Prilep-1, Tetovo-5, Struga-1, Bitola-7, Ohrid-6, Gostivar-15,...

Health 05.08.20 | 15:28

88 new COVID-19 cases, 6 patients die

There were 1,507 tests performed over the past 24 hours, with 88 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 113 patients have recovered, while 6 passed away, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday. New cases were reported in Skopje-23, Kumanovo-8, Debar-2, Stip- 10, Prlipe- 3, Tetovo – 2, Struga-11, Veles-...

Health 05.08.20 | 10:41

Coronavirus spread is decreasing, according to a report by the Public Health Institute

The basic reproduction number for COVID-19 in Macedonia, i.e. the expected number of cases directly generated by one case, has declined and now stands at 0.9, the Health Ministry said in a press release Wednesday. “According to the Public Health Institute’s weekly report for the period July 27 –...

Health 03.08.20 | 11:39

Filipce urges people who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate blood plasma

Until now we have secured 61 units of convalescent plasma for treatment of COVID-9 patients, says Health Minister Venko Filipce. A person who has recovered from the coronavirus can donate blood plasma, Minister Filipce says in a Facebook post. Let’s be humane and help patients who are still fighting...

Health 31.07.20 | 18:40

Baby born weighing 690g heads home after 3 months in NICU

After spending three months and four days at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), preterm baby Inara was allowed to go home on Friday, healthy and stable. Baby Inara was born on 27 April at 28 weeks of gestation at the University Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics in Skopje. Weighing just 690 g,...

Health 31.07.20 | 16:43

139 new COVID-19 cases, 6 patients die

Of 1,377 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, 139 new COVID-19 cases were registered in Macedonia. A majority of those – 36 cases – were registered in Skopje, followed by Gostivar -16, Kicevo -15, Tetovo -14, Kumanovo – 11, Stip – 11, Struga – 8, Vinica – 6, Kavadarci – 5, Veles – 4,...

Health 29.07.20 | 21:51

Filipce: As of next week, 8 September hospital to reopen remaining wards, Covid-19 situation under control

Health Minister Venko Filipce said Wednesday the COVID-19 situation in the country is stable because nearly 15 per cent of all tests come back positive, through which a great number of asymptomatic cases have been traced. Testing all those showing symptoms and those who have been exposed and are considered...

Health 29.07.20 | 18:28

5 patients die, 188 new Covid-19 cases

Macedonia in the past 24 hours registered 188 new COVID-19 cases and 268 patients who have recovered. Five patients died in the same period, the Health Ministry said Wednesday. The patients, from Bitola, Tetovo and Skopje, were aged 61-78 A majority of the new cases were registered in the capital Skopje,...

Health 27.07.20 | 18:17

COVID-19 patients undergo physical therapy at Infectious Diseases Clinic

Patients hospitalized at Skopje’s Clinic for Infectious Diseases get proper treatment. Those admitted with COVID-19 are treated both for the infection and undergo physical therapy which improves mental and physical health and the functioning of the respiratory system, the Health Ministry said in a...

Health 27.07.20 | 17:55

German Embassy donates EUR 152,000 to several hospitals in Macedonia

The German Ambassador to Macedonia Anke Holstein signed Monday agreements for donation of EUR 152,000 to Stip Clinical Hospital, Kumanovo General Hospital, Borka Taleski General Hospital in Prilep and Gostivar Health Centre. The donation is aimed at supporting the country in coping with COVID-19 pandemic...

Health 25.07.20 | 18:13

Macedonia registers 137 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths

Of 1,542 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, 137 new COVID-19 cases were registered in Macedonia. A majority of those – 60 cases – were registered in Skopje, followed by Shtip (16), Kumanovo (13), Gostivar (11), Tetovo (7), Kichevo (5), Debar (5), Bitola (5), Prilep (3), Veles (3), Sveti Nikole...

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