Clinical Center in Sarajevo does not have an Isolation for Coronavirus Patients

February 7, 2020 9:00 PM

 

Although patients infected with coronavirus must be placed in isolation as a matter of urgency, Bosnia-Herzegovina could have a major problem in confirming infectious disease in our country due to a lack of isolators. The Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo confirms that they do not have adequate isolators, Klix.ba news portal reports.

The Sarajevo Clinic, as we were told, has trained and professional staff, the necessary equipment and diagnostic tools, and a sufficient number of rooms at the Infectious Diseases Clinic to isolate patients with infectious diseases such as flu, measles, varicella, meningitis …

According to Klix.ba news portal, the largest number of KCUS facilities is currently occupied by patients with infectious diseases, predominantly those with Influenza A H1N1-pdm2009, commonly known as swine flu. Separate rooms required However, following the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), KCUS, as well as other health care facilities in Canton Sarajevo, does not have adequate space to meet the conditions for admission and treatment of patients with suspected coronavirus infection.

“Patients with suspected or confirmed coronavirus infection require separate facilities, an isolation room for examination, diagnosis and further treatment. This includes separate waiting rooms, special single rooms with negative pressure and a high level of protection for medical staff,” explains Rusmir Baljic, chief at Infectious Diseases Clinics at KCUS. In this regard, the Crisis Staff of the Sarajevo Canton has adopted the conclusion that an adequate space is urgently found in the Sarajevo Canton to meet the above conditions.

 

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