Tag: hospital
Macedonia 22.04.21 | 12:27

Corona field hospital in Tetovo has not been put in service due to lack of water in the city

An improvised field hospital set up in Tetovo to help treat coronavirus patients still has not been put in service because of the lack of water in the city. Tetovo is undergoing water cuts for parts of the day after a reservoir built on Mount Shara was damaged. This has prevented the necessary tests...

Macedonia 06.04.21 | 12:24

Company owned by Zaev’s confidant collected 3.6 million EUR in Covid field hospitals contract

The Brako company, owned by Zaev’s former Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev, quickly collected on 3.6 million EUR from its contract to build a number of Covid field hospitals. The funds were provided by the Labour and Welfare Ministry with a loan from the World Bank. The Ministry prepared an international...

Macedonia 05.04.21 | 11:31

Potemkin hospitals: Work on the field hospital in Bitola stopped as soon as Minister Filipce left

“Nova Makedonija” reports that work on the field hospital being set up for coronavirus patients in Bitola stopped as soon as the visit by Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce ended. Filipce inspected work on the hospital on Friday and was greeted by about a dozen craftsmen working on the hospital....

Macedonia 05.04.21 | 11:27

The Kozle hospital is full at maximum capacity with Covid patients

The Kozle children’s pulmonary hospital, which now treats adult coronavirus patients, is full to the brim, its manager Besnik Zekiri said. We have 45 patients, eight of them with low oxygen saturation levels, and no spare rooms, Zekiri said. The hospital initially treated children with Covid-19...

Macedonia 22.03.21 | 15:15

Gevgelija hospital ran out of spare beds in its Covid ward

Gevgelija hospital manager Mitko Krdzev said that they have ran out of spare beds in the Covid ward. The hospital is now looking into converting other wards for coronavirus patients. We have 14 patients in the modular Covid ward and nine more are in the adapted ward in the former neurology department....

Macedonia 11.03.21 | 13:42

Hospitals reach breaking point – another incident reported in Tetovo

Tetovo police detained two persons, a man and a woman, who were threatening an employee of the Tetovo general hospital. The incident broke out over the treatment she was giving to a relative of the two attackers. Assaults on medical staff are common in Macedonia, especially in Tetovo. The situation has...

Macedonia 09.03.21 | 12:21

Police questions Gostivar man who became violent toward local hospital staff after his mother died

A man from Gostivar was questioned yesterday after becoming violent in the city hospital after his mother died. Police said that the 78 year old woman as admitted for treatment on Monday early afternoon and died soon after. Her 51 year old son became aggressive when hearing the news, threatened he staff...

Macedonia 05.02.21 | 17:21

DUI and BESA officials got into a fight in the Tetovo hospital

Rival administrators in the Tetovo hospital, appointed by the DUI and BESA parties, started a fight on Wednesday over the use of a car owned by the hospital. BESA had its official Artan Etemi appointed as financial manager of the hospital, which is dominated by DUI appointees. The position was created...

Macedonia 23.12.20 | 14:39

Bozinovski: Ohrid General Hospital turned into covid center, the citizens are left alone

Lack of drugs, lack of therapy, lack of treatment protocols, health workers without protective equipment are just some of the problems and chaos that occur in healthcare. If for the Director of the General Hospital and the Ministry of Health investments in healthcare were a priority instead of fake PR,...

Macedonia 24.11.20 | 21:38

Patients in Prilep warned that the hospital may run out of oxygen

The Expres news site reports that patients in the Prilep hospital were warned by nurses that this evening there could be a lack of oxygen for the Covid-19 patients. This lack of oxygen bottles, which are necessary to treat Covid-19, already happened in the Stip hospital, reportedly leading to deaths...

Macedonia 24.11.20 | 18:54

Healthcare Minister says he will investigate the Bitola hospital after images show Covid-19 patients being treated next to bodies of the deceased

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce said that he will investigate the horrific images shared from the Bitola hospital today, where coronavirus patients were shown being treated lying in beds next to unclaimed bodies of deceased patients, covered only in a sheet. Hospital director Biljana Gagacovska insisted...

Macedonia 23.11.20 | 16:38

No spare beds in the Strumica hospital

The Covid-19 ward in the Strumica hospital is filled to capacity. Currently 83 patients are treated there, 40 of them inpatient. We have 23 specialists who are helping out and given the relatively good level of staffing, things are more or less normal. But we are concerned about the high number of patients,...

Macedonia 20.11.20 | 17:47

Four patients die in Veles, the hospital has problems with providing oxygen treatments

The municipal crisis team in Veles states that the epidemiological situation in the city is serious and extremely critical, although the situation is gradually calming down if comparisons are made with the situation from ten days ago. The Mayor of Veles, Ace Kocevski, informed that a total of 76 patients...

Macedonia 20.11.20 | 12:01

Zan Mitrev says that his clinic is at disposal for treatment of Covid-19 patients

Cardiologist Zan Mitrev said that he was informed about the plan by the Zaev Government to take over the management of private hospitals from the press. Mitrev runs a major clinic in Skopje, which is one of the two main private options for Covid-19 patients, and said that he welcomes the idea. In March...

Macedonia 16.11.20 | 14:54

“Minister Filipce was informed about the lack of oxygen in the Stip Covid center”

Healthcare inspectors are investigating the Stip hospital after a large number of Covid-19 deaths allegedly due to lack of basic necessities such as oxygen bottles. The death of a 41 year old mother shocked the country and sparked the investigation, and local opposition member of Parliament Ivan Jordanov...

Macedonia 10.11.20 | 16:46

Man tried to force his way into the Stip hospital Covid ward

Another incident linked to the coronavirus was reported in a hospital, this time in Stip. A young man tried to force his way into the infectious diseases ward of the Stip general hospital, where a relative of his was being treated. An employee of the hospital called the police, as the man verbally harassed...

Macedonia 08.11.20 | 12:00

Incidents break out as hospitals struggle to cope with the flood of Covid patients

Two incidents were reported yesterday at the Mother Teresa clinic in Skopje, in front of the Pulmonary Clinic. Police said it is investigating the physical assaults that in one case included an employee of the clinic, and media outlets are reporting that the attacks were linked with the lack of room...

Macedonia 05.11.20 | 10:58

New Covid wards fill up as soon as they are opened

Macedonian hospitals are beginning to buckle under pressure as the number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients rises in proportion with the spike in new infection. The daily infection rate is four times the highs registered during spring and summer, and the Healthcare Ministry is desperately trying to find...

Macedonia 27.10.20 | 23:09

Families describe anguish of trying to get Covid-19 treatment for their loved ones as the public healthcare system collapses

Republika spoke to a number of citizens today who say that they can’t have their loved ones admitted to hospital despite clear signs of coronavirus infection. I’m going to wait in front of the “8th of September” hospital with my mother until they admit her. She hasn’t been...

Macedonia 25.10.20 | 10:24

Hospitals pushed to the brink as Covid-19 cases soar

Healthcare authorities in Macedonia are begin to sound the alarm about the availability of hospital beds, as coronavirus cases continue to spike. There are over 7,000 active cases – twice the number the healthcare system was handling as recently as three weeks ago. Of those who require hospitalization,...

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