State prosecutors decided not to initiate criminal charges against three doctors and nurses for a botched hemorrhoid surgery performed on 38 year old father of two Bulent Ibrahim in 2019.

The man was operated by doctor Svonko Nikolovski in a private clinic he rented out from doctor Krsto Mitanoski. Ibrahim died of sepsis days after the surgery and the family alleges that unsanitary conditions led to his death. As the man was suffering from sepsis, doctor Nikolovski visited him in his home and administered IV, but did not send him to a hospital. Eventually, after the situation became critical, the doctor took Ibrahim for treatment, but it was too late.

Prosecutors asked the Medical chamber of Macedonia to investigate the case, and it ws determined that there are no grounds for prosecution.