Tag: healthcare
Macedonia 31.05.21 | 15:25

Vaccine shortage: first dose vaccinations rate drops to below 600 a day

The number of vaccines issued to first time recipients dropped to just 597 yesterday, as Macedonia is almost out of vaccines. The Healthcare Ministry, unsure in its future supplies, is keeping all vaccines needed for booster shots in reserve – a little over 10,792 citizens received the second dose...

Macedonia 10.04.21 | 11:51

LIVE: Protest in front of the Healthcare Ministry

A protest rally is taking place in front of the Healthcare Ministry.  Called by the VMRO-DPMNE party, protesters are demanding accountability from Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce. Filipce was caught trying to insert a shell company from American Samoa in the procurement of vaccines from Sinopharm,...

Macedonia 09.12.20 | 09:30

VMRO-DPMNE: 100 days Government, 100 days debacle in healthcare

The largest opposition party VMRO DPMNE again demanded the resignation of the Minister of Health Venko Filipce due to, as it says, the debacle in healthcare during the Covid-19 pandemic. 100 days government. 100 days Filipce Minister of Health. 100 days 1,400 died from Covid-19, many of whom could have...

Macedonia 17.11.20 | 09:37

Tasevski: Even an idiot has it clear, the healthcare is in deep coma, Filipce still says that everything is under control

Forty people died from the coronavirus. The winning team does not change. Filipce and Karadzovski, the best from Macedonia. Do not even think of resignations now that we are approaching the Titanic death toll, 1500 people. I do not see that wearing masks on the street helped, like your other measures....

Macedonia 09.11.20 | 11:17

Filipce’s “free healthcare” will bury us alive before the country joins the EU

A family waited for hours for the ambulance to come to their aid. For hours, the daughter watched her father, a diabetic and with a heart condition, struggling to breathe and panicking because he could not take a breath. One of them was his last. Filipce’s system under control: A man begging for...

Macedonia 02.11.20 | 10:31

SDSM reduced public healthcare investments by 62 percent

Capital investment in healthcare is down by 62 percent in these four years under SDSM, said VMRO-DPMNE official Ilija Dimovski, pointing to one of the reasons why Macedonia’s public healthcare system is so inadequately prepared to handle the coronavirus crisis. Between 2013 and 2016, the last full...

Macedonia 29.06.20 | 10:47

VMRO: Steeped in corruption, the public healthcare system can’t handle the coronavirus spike

Macedonia is the only country in the region where the number of coronavirus cases is spiking and the public healthcare system is on the verge of collapse as a result, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. We have more than 150 newly infected patients for days now. More than 6.000 Macedonian citizens...

Macedonia 08.03.20 | 15:05

Mickoski pledges for legislative changes that will allow doctors providing public healthcare to also work in the private sector and vice versa

In the first 100 days we will intervene in the law, which will allow medical staff, physicians, technical staff together with physicians apart from public health services to be able to provide private health services. And vice versa, private healthcare providers to be able to provide public health services. This...

Macedonia 01.03.20 | 20:19

Healthcare Minister Filipce says that his wife’s family owns only half of the lucrative real-estate section on Mt. Vodno

The Healthcare Ministry issued a press release to deny the allegations that his wife’s family has entered into a huge real-estate deal in an expensive part of Mt. Vodno with a businessman who does a lot of work with the Ministry. The allegations was made by VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski,...

Macedonia 12.02.20 | 17:04

Two healthcare inspectors charged with demanding a bribe from a doctor

Two healthcare inspectors were charged today with demanding a 500 EUR bribe from a doctor. In December, the two inspectors were investigating a report the doctor gave that allowed a patient to claim a leave from work. They determined that there were deficiencies in the report and demanded that the doctor...

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...

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