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Call for Germany to speed up recognition of foreign doctors

Doctors from abroad who want to work in Germany should have their qualifications recognized more quickly, the German Medical Association has said, publishes dpa news agency. "There is undoubtedly a likelihood of long waiting times or delays due to the complex recognition procedure," said Ellen Lundershausen, the association's vice president. According to the association, the number of doctors in Germany without...

In North Macedonia, from tomorrow 8 doctors from private healthcare institutions will assist in the fight against COVID-19

Health Minister Venko Filipche announced that starting from tomorrow, 8 doctors from the private healthcare institutions will help their colleagues in the public health institutions. "It is of key importance to increase the capacity and human resources in the fight against this strong wave of COVID-19. This morning during the regular daily coordination with the clinics' directors we were working...

The government of North Macedonia singles out 54 million MKD to reward the health workers

With the budget review, the Government of North Macedonia will single out 54 million MKD to reward the health workers that are treating the patients infected with COVID-19, informed the Health Ministry. "The funds will be given to employees at COVID centers in Skopje and the hospitals in the other cities across the country. These 54 million are part of...

Medical students in North Macedonia engaged in the war against COVID-19

Medical students engaged in the war against COVID-19 in North Macedonia. "We are in a humane profession, this is what we do every day, and we are helping the community," said Revije Veliu, one of the 6th year medical students that will provide support for her colleagues at the front lines in the war against the coronavirus in the country,...

Health Minister Filipche: The safety measures must be observed, I will not allow lack of hospital beds

The Health Minister of North Macedonia, Venko Filipche, said that with yesterday's rise of the number of new cases of COVID-19, it is evident that the country is experiencing the anticipated "Autumn wave" of the epidemic. "Even though many didn't believe in the announcements that it will happen, still the expectations were proven to be real. At the moment, the...

COVID-19 patients go to hospital too late, “8-mi Septemvri” hospital wages war with death everyday

North Macedonia is still in a critical phase of the coronavirus spread as every day it registers numbers of newly infected always above one hundred. This situation has been ongoing for the past two months, and since the 3rd of June, almost every day, Macedonia has been registering above 100 new cases. The peak was registered on the 13th...

WHO’s dr. Scano: Don’t lower your guard – whole society must engage in the fight against COVID-19

Not only the Government, but also the whole society has to take part in finding the contacts during the early phase, as this is the only way to be ahead of the virus. If this is not done, we shall experience an explosive situation and that will additionally damage the economy. Now is not the time to lower the...

At the front lines, a battle with the coronavirus is fought until the last breath

All is quiet between the walls of the Infectious Diseases and Febrile Conditions Clinic in Skopje. It is nicely lit, the surfaces are disinfected and clean, there is no noise nor swarm of people. At first glance, nothing tells that this is the look of the front line in the battle against the invisible enemy that conquered the world and...

Gynecology does not have enough staff, and is in bad condition for babies at risk

A leak in the roof and damp all the way to the basement, dirty sheets, a lack of medical personnel on all levels, too many babies to look after, a building in which the ventilation and the temperature regulation system on the premises do not function or has barely functioned since its commissioning. There is no running water, as...

Prosecution states for “Meta”: It was obvious that Mr Sofeski died from a heart attack

The Prosecutor who led the inspection and investigation of the scene where the former military intelligence officer Goran Sofeski died, did not order an autopsy of the body because the medical team after reviewing the scene determined that Mr Sofeski "apparently" died of a heart attack and there were no doubts about the cause of death, the Public Prosecutor...

Clinic for digestive surgery open again to the public and for surgery

From today the clinic for digestive surgery will continue to work. For a few days, doctors and medical staff did not perform operations after a patient attacked a surgeon with a gun and wounded the doctor. During those days, they only operated in circumstances considered as emergencies. Doctors have claimed that the incident which had shaken the whole Macedonian medical profession,...

Doctors have gathered in the courtyard of the clinic in protest

With targets and banners reading "Law on medical activity" and "I'm Ljubomir Ognenovik” doctors gathered to protest in the courtyard of the Clinical Center, reports the" Plusinfo. " This way, they want to express their anger, because their collegue Ljubomir Ognenovikj was shot in the place of work, and simultaneously raising their voice against the downgrading of their profession. The Public...

Doctors gathered in a circle at the Clinical Center in protest

At the Clinical Centre "Mother Teresa" this afternoon, a group of doctors gathered in protest against the attack on their colleagues life. Before hand they had a coordinated meeting at the amphitheatre in the clinical centre. According to psychiatrist Victoria Vujovic, those who raise their hand in someone in a white doctors coat, is the same as raising your hand against...

From today, every day at 18:00 o’clock, ‘Enough!’ protests will be held in front of the Government building

Starting from today, every day from 18:00 o'clock, protests will be held in front of the Government building under the slogan “Enough!” Citizens are calling on the authorities to take responsibility for the lives lost on the streets and in the hospitals. “Enough of the serial killings in our hospitals and on our streets! We have the right to live, you...

In the public health system, the procurement of supplies is at the expense of the patients

Doctors at public hospitals must obtain from pharmacies the ampoules that contain crucial medicine, just in case there is an urgent need for a patient, because that cure is not available in the hospital. This is one of the stories shared by hospital personnel in eastern Macedonia. While the minister of health Nikola Todorov promotes procurement of new equipment...