A statement demanding to save on medical masks at the Prilep hospital proves that the Ministry of Health is hiding from the public that healthcare personnel throughout the country is experiencing a shortage of medical masks. Director Dragi Bogjeski has said in his statement to healthcare professionals that masks are not possible to obtain on the market and also require staff to work economically. If these employees stop using masks, or use one for a longer period of time, it means that they are not protected at all, that is, their health safety is left at the mercy of “saving”. The Minister of Health claimed that there were enough masks both in use and in the reserves. This situation puts the patients and staff at the Prilep hospital in danger.