Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce said that he will investigate the horrific images shared from the Bitola hospital today, where coronavirus patients were shown being treated lying in beds next to unclaimed bodies of deceased patients, covered only in a sheet.

Hospital director Biljana Gagacovska insisted that the deaths of the two patients came suddenly and that there was no time to remove the bodies. She also insisted that hospital regulations provide for the bodies to remain in place for two hours after death.