Tag: Tetovo
Macedonia 28.09.21 | 10:14

Tetovo modular hospital fire raised the alarm, inspections show that there is no fire fighting system in other clinics as well

After the modular hospital in Tetovo burned down on September 8, no details of the investigation could be heard or seen, so the fire raised the alarm of the authorities of other public health institutions. At the beginning of the corona crisis last March, the renovation of surgical clinics began. Although...

Macedonia 24.09.21 | 15:41

In face of obstructions from the Government, VMRO will submit a new proposal for a parliamentary committee that will review the disaster in Tetovo

VMRO-DPMNE will initiate the creation of a parliamentary committee to review the catastrophic fire in Tetovo that killed 14 patients and family members on September 8th, party leader Hristijan Mickoski said. The initial proposal was rejected by the Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi citing a technicality...

Macedonia 24.09.21 | 14:42

SDSM enlists the World Bank in its attempts to focus the blame for the Tetovo fire on the DUI party

Deutsche Welle today carried a statement from unnamed World Bank representatives in Macedonia, claiming that the management of the Covid hospital in Tetovo was under the mandate of the local municipal authorities. This is the second such report in the SDSM aligned news outlet alleging that SDSM’s...

Macedonia 23.09.21 | 11:43

VMRO demands a Parliament committee to investigate the deadly fire in Tetovo

The SDSM group in Parliament is trying to revive its mundane proposal to have shops closed on Sunday as the opposition demands an urgent debate on the catastrophic fire in the Tetovo Covid ward that killed 15 people. SDSM refused to have the debate opened at a Parliament Committee a few days ago, and...

Macedonia 23.09.21 | 11:26

“Zaev and Filipce claimed credit when they were building the modular Covid hospitals, but now try to blame DUI for the fire”

What we know so far about the deadly fire in the Tetovo Covid hospital shows there were serious failures in its construction and management, the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party said in a statement. The fire, late on September 8th, while Macedonia was celebrating its 30th independence day anniversary, killed...

Macedonia 22.09.21 | 10:55

SDSM and DUI are using media leaks to accuse each other over the deadly Tetovo hospital fire

Starting yesterday, the SDSM and DUI parties are openly accusing each other over the deadly hospital fire in Tetovo that killed 15 patients and visiting family members. SDSM initiated the exchange when, using a friendly media outlet, accused the local municipal authorities in Tetovo of errors during...

Macedonia 21.09.21 | 13:57

Documents published by DW shift blame for the deadly Tetovo fire on the local municipal authorities

The Macedonian edition of Deutsche Welle published documents from the contracts signed to build and oversee the work of the 19 improvised Covid hospitals. ACcording to the documents, prepared in October 2020, the responsibility for overseeing the construction falls on the local municipal authorities...

Macedonia 21.09.21 | 10:51

Parliament Committee asked to review the crony Covid hospitals contract

VMRO-DPMNE members of Parliament proposed that the Committee on labour and welfare reviews the project for construction of 19 improvised Covid hospitals. The project was led by the Healthcare and Transportation ministries, but according to VMRO representative Antonio Milososki, the role of the Labour...

Macedonia 20.09.21 | 17:38

Aziri: According to a protector of crime like Zaev, the Tetovo fire victims are a banal thing

Fourteen citizens of Tetovo were burned alive, and Zoran Zaev says this is a banal thing! Why does he not accept the resignations? This confirms that his and Venko Filipce’s positions are more important than any other kind of motive!, Elmi Aziri, MP of the opposition Alliance for Albanians reacted...

Macedonia 20.09.21 | 13:54

“Do you want me to set myself on fire?” – Zaev makes a series of bizzare comments about the Tetovo hospital disaster

Zoran Zaev had a number of bizarre exchanges with the press today, when journalists pushed him on his own responsibility for the catastrophic hospital fire in Tetovo that killed 15 people. What do you want me to do? Cover myself with ashes? Pour gasoline on myself and set myself on fire? You must notice...

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 21:21

VMRO-DPMNE alleges that Minister Filipce was warned that the modular hospitals are flammable, but ignored the warning

Experts warned Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce that using flammable insulation in the modular Covid hospitals is very dangerous, VMRO-DPMNE official Dragan Kovacki said during a press conference today. According to Kovacki, Filipce ignored direct warnings about the safety of the 19 improvised hospitals...

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 14:53

Tetovo remains on edge after the protests on Friday

The protests yesterday remain the main political issue in the city of Tetovo. Protesters clashed with the police that was preventing them from gathering in front of the office of the ruling DUI party, to demand accountability after the deadly hospital fire that killed 15 people. Four officers were injured...

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 10:53

Why was the Tetovo hospital built using flammable materials?, VMRO asks Zaev

As the Zaev regime is trying to deflect its responsibility for the deadly fire in Tetovo, that killed 15 people in a makeshift Covid hospital set up under a crony contract, the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party came out with a list of 12 questions that VMRO says need to be answered. Who is to blame for the...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 22:38

Two arrests and four officers injured in the Tetovo protests

Two arrests and four injured is the aftermath of the protests in Tetovo today, where families of the patients killed in the catastrophic Covid hospital fire, and hundreds of citizens, tried to rally in front of the DUI party office. A police unit tried to stop them, which led to clashes. Two men, a 52...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 10:13

VMRO DPMNE demands Zaev, Filipce and Hasani’s resignations, says the hospital was put into use without a permit

VMRO-DPMNE demands the resignations of Zaev, Filipce and Hasani. The hospital was released without a permit for use, said the party in a press release on Friday. The hospital in Tetovo should not have been put into use at all, let alone to be overcrowded with patients in serious condition. Responsibility...

Macedonia 15.09.21 | 16:46

German experts who are supposed to help with the Tetovo hospital fire investigation still haven’t arrived in Macedonia

The group of four German experts, who were supposed to come and help in the investigation after the catastrophic hospital fire in Tetovo last week, still haven’t arrived to Macedonia. Government spokesman Dusko Arsovski said that they are expected to arrive within days. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev...

Macedonia 15.09.21 | 12:42

Mickoski: The containers should have withstood minimum 2 hours of fire, but they burned in 2 minutes. Here is why

In the absence of answers from the authorities, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski shares information that increases the responsibility of those who run away from moral and any other responsibility. Yesterday I asked about the manner and material of construction of the modular hospitals. Here...

Macedonia 15.09.21 | 10:18

Zaev, Filipce and Hasani know the answers to these 10 questions – the truth will not be known until they leave

Zaev, Filipce and Hasani should resign, only then will we have an impartial investigation that will answer all questions to which the Prime Minister, Minister of Health and his Deputy do not want to hear the answer, VMRO-DPMNE said. Zaev, Filipce and Hasani know, but they don want the answers to these...

Macedonia 14.09.21 | 18:19

Classes in corona hit Tetovo and Gostivar will continue to be held online for one more week

Pupils in Tetovo and Gostivar will continue to attend online classes for another week, the Government announced today. The two cities are worst hit by the large current coronavirus wave. The Government continues to insist that elementary and high school students in the rest of the country attend in-person...

Macedonia 14.09.21 | 15:20

AA asks key questions to the municipality and the hospital: Why was there no fire alarm, protective equipment and who installed the electricity network?

The modular hospitals in the country were built with funds from the World Bank loan, and according to the tender documentation, published by the Alliance for Albanians, it is clear that the Tetovo Hospital and the Municipality of Tetovo are responsible for fire protection. After the municipality of Tetovo...

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