Health Minister Venko Filipche and head of the Commission for Infectious Diseases Zharko Karadzovski held working meetings on Friday with directors of university clinics and general hospitals from the entire country, as well as chief nurses from the Skopje-based clinics.
He said further capacities are being prepared for the purpose of better management of this unpredictable virus during the winter period, adding they expect the arrival of the quick tests that would help detect the virus among patients during hospitalization.
“It was agreed among all directors that facilities should be reorganized in order to ensure additional capacities in departments, as well as optimize staff from the Skopje-based clinics, who would be activated as support in the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, said Health Minister FIlipche.
Since the beginning of the epidemic in March, in Macedonia 25,473 COVID-19 cases have been registered, the number of recovered patients is 18047, and the death toll is 874. More than 6,660 cases are active. 591 patients have been hospitalized, 94 of which are in the intensive care units, but most of the facilities in the country are filled with COVID-19 patients, due to which field hospitals are being set up.