Tag: healthcare
Macedonia 05.11.19 | 19:12

Healthcare Ministry number 2 official, who was filed taking a bribe, still hasn’t been removed

Asim Musa, the DUI appointed official who serves as Deputy Healthcare Minister, announced a resignation after he was caught accepting a bribe to help an Albanian citizen receive a surgery in a Macedonian hospital. But even as three weeks went by, Musa keeps going to work and is even attending public...

Macedonia 24.10.19 | 22:51

Healthcare workers demand the salaries Zaev promised them in 2016

The SSKC union of doctors and nurses of Macedonia reminds the Government that it still hasn’t reached even half way toward its promise to make the average wage of specialist doctors 100.000 denars (1.600 EUR) per month. It’s a promise Prime Minister Zoran Zaev made during the 2016 election...

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 25.07.19 | 11:32

Retirees, public healthcare managers, will be allowed back to work as the country faces a shortage of doctors

Faced with a shortage of medical professionals, many of whom are packing up for the EU countries, the Healthcare Ministry pushed a proposal through Parliament that will allow retired doctors and nurses to get back to work as advisers and consultants. Managers in public healthcare institutions will also...

Macedonia 05.06.19 | 14:54

Healthcare Ministry attempts to improve cancer screening rates among women

Under two thirds of the 46.438 women who were invited to undergo their annual gynecological exam showed up. A total of 17.477, or 38 percent, did not under undergo the exam, the Healthcare Ministry informed. The Ministry is inviting women for regular check-ups, in order to better detect cancer and other...

Macedonia 26.02.19 | 17:21

The main healthcare management system back online after it crashed on Monday

My Appointment, the online time management system introduced in the Macedonian public healthcare, temporarily collapsed on Monday, after a number of changes were introduced into it. Patients were unable to get the necessary specialist appointment while the system was down. By Tuesday, the malfunction...

Macedonia 12.02.19 | 12:44

Sela: Partisan driven hiring in the healthcare system is pushing young doctors to leave the country

Alliance of Albanians leader Ziadin Sela claims that young doctors are leaving Macedonia in droves, and he blamed the nepotistic hiring practices in the Macedonian healthcare system as one of the reasons why young specialists look to go abroad. With every new round of hirings, all hope is being destroyed...

Macedonia 10.02.19 | 15:57

Thirteen months old child dies from measles complications

A child aged 13 months died yesterday afternoon in the Skopje Mother Teresa Clinic after suffering from complications from smallpox. The child, from the city of Sveti Nikole, had suffered from earlier health complications as well, the Clinic informed. This is the second time a child has died during the...

Macedonia 07.02.19 | 17:42

Tateshi: One gynecologist in three- four cities in Eastern Macedonia

The director of the Eye Clinic from the ranks of Sela’s Alliance for Albanians, Bekim Tateshi, on Wednesday’s edition of 21TV “Klick Plus” show, spoke about the shortcomings in the healthcare system, pointing out that there is a shortage of gynecologists in Eastern Macedonia. “In...

Macedonia 30.01.19 | 15:11

Series of errors, blunders and incidents plague Healthcare Minister Filipce’s department

A series of distressing events in the public healthcare system raise doubts whether Minister Venko Filipce suffers only from PR problems, or is badly mishandling the department altogether. Filipce was in hot water over the weekend when he admitted that he fake-vaccinated his niece in an attempt to disperse...

Macedonia 30.01.19 | 13:34

New law will allow abortion on demand until the 22nd week

The Macedonian Government adopted a new draft law on abortion which will allow late term abortions, so that the baby can be terminated until the end of 22 weeks of gestation. Healthcare Ministry informed that the law will now be submitted to the Parliament. According to the Ministry, this is being done...