Tag: doctors
Macedonia 25.06.20 | 18:17

Primary care physicians turn to the Constitutional Court after they were denied bonuses for working with corona patients

The association of private doctors initiated a case before the Constitutional Court after the Government decided to pay bonuses to public healthcare workers who were battling the coronavirus. The decision excludes primary care physicians – often family doctors who operate under a semi-public system. Our...

Macedonia 09.04.20 | 21:38

Number of doctors and nurses infected with the coronavirus rises to 82

The Public Health Institute (IJZ) informs that 82 doctors and nurses were infected with the coronavirus so far in Macedonia. Many of the cases are linked to the Kumanovo hospital, and the Dermatology Clinic where director Nina Caca Biljanovska kept going to work after getting infected during a ski trip...

Macedonia 26.03.20 | 15:08

Twelve percent of coronavirus patients in Macedonia are doctors and nurses, infected due to lack of protective gear

Twelve percent of coronavirus patients are doctors and the reason for this is the lack of protective equipment, said VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Dafina Stojanoska. We are second in the Balkans by coronavirus cases per capita, and 12 percent of them are doctors. We need to provide enough protective...

Macedonia 24.03.20 | 11:42

Doctors from Debar warn the public that the situation is serious

Doctors from Debar, the only Macedonian city which is now under a full quarantine, called on the public to respect the order to remain at home and reduce exposure that could spread the virus. Doctors Vangel Necevski and Zekirija Saini posted a picture in protective gear, from the city which had about...

Macedonia 25.12.19 | 15:39

Former Healthcare Minister Taravari warns of an on-going exodus of doctors from Macedonia

Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari, who served as Healthcare Minister in 2017, warned today that 400 doctors have left Macedonia over the first six months of 2019. Medical professionals are highly sought for and on a typical year, Taravari said, about 200 would emigrate from Macedonia for Western countries,...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 13:48

Public sector doctors protest after a series of attacks

Public sector doctors staged a protest in Skopje today after a series of physical attacks in hospitals in Tetovo and Skopje. Representatives from the Association of young specialists warned that, unless steps are taken to end the attacks coming from disgruntled patients, they will continue to leave the...

Macedonia 16.09.19 | 13:50

Deskoska: Up to 10 years in prison for assaulting doctors on duty

Following recent incidents and attacks on healthcare workers, Justice Minister Renata Deskoska said Monday that health professionals should not be subjected to such attacks. As Deskoska said, attacking healthcare workers is like attacking police officers and is punishable with a sentence of one to 10...

Economy 19.04.19 | 19:43

Exodus of doctors out of Macedonia

The Association of Young Doctors and Specialists warns that the exodus of doctors out of Macedonia is increasing to such levels that annually, the number of doctors leaving the country has reached the number of new medical school graduates. By the end of 2019 Macedonia will have 4.700 active doctors,...

Health 09.04.19 | 18:24

Mass exodus of Macedonia’s doctors: 83 doctors left the country within three months

According to the data of the Doctor’s Chamber of Macedonia this year a total of 83 doctors have requested certificates from the Chamber for leaving the country, unlike the quarter in 2018 when there were 69 requests. The Doctor’s Chamber is hoping that the measure announced by the healthcare...