Tag: hospital
Macedonia 03.07.20 | 15:58

Stip hospital overflowing with Covid-19 patients, forced to expand the infectious diseases ward

The Stip hospital said that its infectious diseases ward is over capacity and they’re forced to expand into another ward, used by patients with neurological issues. We are activating our plan B, moving the neurology department, with all patients and staff to the urology department, and clearing...

Macedonia 20.06.20 | 23:41

As coronavirus wards overflow, the Kozle children hospital is transformed into a third Covid-19 facility in Skopje

Faced with the huge spike in coronavirus cases that have crowded the two main clinics used to treat the most serious patients, the Healthcare Ministry announced it is converting much of the Kozle children’s pulmonary hospital into a coronavirus facility. The recently refurbished clinic in the southern...

Macedonia 16.06.20 | 18:32

Hard pressed Covid-19 clinic in Skopje had six doctors and 25 nurses infected with the virus

The 8th of September hospital currently has six doctors and 25 nurses infected with the coronavirus, the Healthcare Ministry acknowledged today, as a hospital director warned the public that they are at the end of their strength. Head of a clinic treating Covid-19 patients sends out a dramatic plea...

Macedonia 15.06.20 | 14:17

As coronavirus cases continue to pour in, Skopje hospital forced to add more beds to its Covid-19 ward

The 8th of September hospital, which treats the most difficult Covid-19 patients in Macedonia, announced it has prepared two additional wards for coronavirus patients. But hospital director Hristijan Kostov said that they lack sufficient personnel. The Healthcare Ministry is currently recruiting nurses...

Macedonia 05.06.20 | 10:27

Six nurses tested positive at one of the two main Covid-19 treatment centers in Skopje

Six nurses working at the “8th of September” hospital have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The outbreak is reported at the gastroenterology department. Ten additional healthcare workers were ordered to self-isolate and their test results are pending. The hospital is one of the two main...

Macedonia 11.05.20 | 13:50

Blood testing contract in the Stip hospital is being rigged in favor of a controversial businessman

The Stip hospital has issued a public bid to purchase blood testing agents that are only procured through a company that is heavily favored by the Healthcare Ministry. VMRO-DPMNE official Ivan Jordanov said that the hospital first purchased an Abbot Architect machine that uses agents that are only sold...

Macedonia 15.04.20 | 21:04

Lab technicians from Veles forced into self-isolation after drawing blood from patients who lied about their exposure to the virus

Four lab technicians in the Veles hospital were forced to self-isolate after several patients failed to disclose that they were in contact with Covid-19 patients. The technicians took blood from the patients who made false statements that they haven’t been in touch with people suffering from the...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 13:53

Three more nurses test positive for the coronavirus in Kumanovo

Three additional nurses from Kumanovo tested positive to the coronavirus. The hard hit city already had 11 doctors and nurses from its general hospital sidelined because of the infection. Alfa TV reports that the newly diagnosed patients will have their contacts mapped out, to determine how badly the...

Macedonia 01.04.20 | 12:48

The field hospital covered in snow

The field hospital placed next to the Infectious Diseases Clinic in Skopje, in case the coronavirus epidemic escalates, is buckling under the surprise overnight snowstorm. Social media users posted pictures showing that the tents are giving way and may become unusable. The Roll 2 hospital, that was sent...

Macedonia 29.03.20 | 14:14

Ohrid hospital director removed after a coronavirus patient died untreated

The head of the Ohrid general hospital was dismissed after a patient that was refused hospitalization there has died from the coronavirus. The 66 year old woman contracted the virus during visit to the family of a doctor from Debar, a city that was subsequently placed under quarantine. Nemljune Ibraimi’s...

Macedonia 27.03.20 | 20:14

Field hospital with 130 beds being set up in Skopje

A field hospital with 130 beds is being set up next to the Infectious Diseases Clinic in Skopje, meant to be used if the coronavirus epidemic escalates. Military teams helped clear out the area and will help set up the hospital. Macedonia has over 200 diagnosed patients, several dozens of whom currently...

Macedonia 13.03.20 | 11:00

Filipce’s claims not true: Prilep hospital experiencing a shortage of medical masks

A statement demanding to save on medical masks at the Prilep hospital proves that the Ministry of Health is hiding from the public that healthcare personnel throughout the country is experiencing a shortage of medical masks. Director Dragi Bogjeski has said in his statement to healthcare professionals...

Macedonia 05.02.20 | 15:32

Angry husband of a patient pulls a gun on a nurse in the Tetovo hospital when she tried to charge him for the treatment

A nurse in the Tetovo hospital was threatened with a gun yesterday, when she tried to charge a family from the village of Bogovinje for the services. A 24 year old man and his father attacked the nurse, with the man pulling a gun on her. The reason was that his wife was treated at the gynecological department...

Macedonia 24.01.20 | 11:10

Incident reported in the Tetovo general hospital

Another hospital incident was reported yesterday, this time in Tetovo. Police was called up to the Tetovo general hospital when a drunken man was invited to the room where two of his friends were hospitalized. The meeting ended up in a fist fight involving a total of four men. The police informed they...

Macedonia 17.01.20 | 19:30

Stip hospital deal, approved in the final days of Zaev’s Government, is legally highly problematic

Vecer.mk reports that the alleged problems with the project to reconstruct the Stip hospital are made up or overblown, in order to greatly increase the price of the work and benefit the contractor – the Greek Intrakat company. As was already reported, the work is facing serious difficulties, and...

Macedonia 05.01.20 | 19:46

MKD.mk: Greek construction company is involved in the Racket scandal through the Stip hospital project

Even as Macedonia is ran by a caretaker administration whose only task is to organize the elections on April 12th, the Government is preparing to approve an increase in the cost of reconstruction of the Stip hospital during its next session. The work is being conducted by the large Greek Intrakat construction...

Balkans 16.11.19 | 10:52

Serbian President Vucic hospitalized with heart problems

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has been hospitalized after experiencing heart problems. A statement released Saturday by his office said Vucic had been admitted to the military hospital in Belgrade on Friday afternoon. The General Secretariat of the President of Serbia informs the public that President...

Macedonia 11.11.19 | 10:25

Man filmed walking through Tetovo hospital carrying an axe

Following a series of incidents in hospitals across Macedonia, where doctors were attacked by angry patients, a video was shared yesterday online showing a man entering the Tetovo hospital carrying an axe. There were no reports on an attack, but the sight was enough to alarm hospital employees. со...

Macedonia 31.10.19 | 17:08

Another incident in a hospital – employee attacked in Prilep yesterday evening

Another assault against an employee of a public healthcare institution was reported yesterday evening, this time in Prilep. Police informed that 38 year old employee reported the attack perpetrate by a 59 year old man. The police announced it will share additional information as they fully investigate...

Macedonia 27.09.19 | 15:12

Hospital manager says the latest incident was verbal, not physical assault

Hristijan Kostov, manager of the 8th of September hospital, denied the report that doctors were physically assaulted yesterday by the family of a deceased patient, insisting that it was merely a verbal incident. Kostov also insists that the doctors were not protesting in front of his office this morning,...

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