According to our current analysis, 73 percent of patients who died of COVID-19 had at least two chronic illnesses. This requires a detailed screening of the general health condition of the population, said Health Minister Venko Filipche on Thursday.
The minister said that the screening will cover the health status of patients beforehand, the type of chronic diseases, the method of treatment, the regularity of receiving therapy and the approach to it, how often they appear for control examinations.
“This is a very important analysis that should be made by many countries. We talked to several international institutions, including UNICEF in the field of health care near homes,” added Filipche when asked by the press.