Tag: hospital
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,...

Macedonia 26.09.20 | 12:26

Protests in Butel – citizens demand a new hospital

Protests are scheduled to take place today in Skopje’s Butel municipality, where the citizens are demanding that a public hospital is finally opened. Protesters say the will block streets after being lied to about the promised hospital for so long and are calling out Mayor Velimir Smilevski from...

Macedonia 22.09.20 | 09:45

Two incidents in the Strumica hospital: Body stolen to prevent autopsy and the family of a deceased boy attacks doctors

A second incident erupted in the Strumica general hospital yesterday after a nine year old child died, prompting angry reactions from his family. Early in the day a group of 20 men stole the corpse of a deceased patient to prevent his autopsy and to have him buried according to their religious rites. Hospital...

Macedonia 15.08.20 | 21:02

Coronavirus spreading fast through the Demir Hisar asylum

The coronavirus epidemic hit hard in the Demir Hisar psychiatric clinic. So far, 19 patients and two staff members tested positive, and one has died. The clinic treats nearly 300 patients, and less than 60 tests were conducted. Most of the patients who tested positive are over 55. The deceased patient...

Macedonia 19.07.20 | 11:31

Its hospital already stretched to the limit, the city of Stip prepares for a flood of new patients

With a large spike in new cases in Stip, which was already badly hit by the coronavirus, the general hospital in this city is discharging its less severe patients to make room for those who are in worse condition. Hospital management already expanded its Covid-19 ward to the closest neighboring ward,...

Macedonia 14.07.20 | 10:37

Field hospital set up next to the Pulmonary Institute in Skopje

A field hospital is being placed near the Pulmonary Institute within the Mother Teresa medical complex in downtown Skopje. According to the Healthcare Ministry, the hospital will be ready by mid august, and will provide four ambulances, two inpatient rooms, labs and other necessities. According to the...

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...

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