Health System is on the Verge​ of Collapse, Doctors warn

The Medical Chamber of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina sent an appeal to the authorities for additional employment of doctors. They warn that the health system is on the verge of collapse and that patients do not receive adequate care because one nurse takes care of 20 infected people.

The Medical Chamber of the Federation of BiH announced today that the current epidemiological situation is bad, and doctors working in health care institutions of all levels of health care receive, treat and care for all patients infected with coronavirus, Avaz writes.

”I also emphasize the importance of our members, doctors who compile protocols for triage, diagnosis and treatment. In addition, we are aware of the importance of the work performed by our members in the bodies and institutions related to measures to prevent and control COVID infection. Many of our members are ill, fighting for their lives or in isolation, and the health system and patients are suffering,” said Amila Becirovic, president of the FBiH Medical Chamber. 

In the current epidemiological situation, she also emphasizes the lack of mid-level medical staff in health care institutions.

Yesterday, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 73 people died in one day, while 726 new cases were recorded. 

In the past 24 hours, 1,250 samples were reported to the Public Health Institute of the Federation of BiH, of which 430 were positive for SARS-CoV-2. 

New cases have been registered in all cantons in the Federation of BiH, except in Bosnia-Podrinje and Canton 10. A total of 246,602 samples have been tested so far, and SARS-CoV-2 has been confirmed in 46,092 individuals. As of today, 25,699 patients have been cured in the Federation of BiH, and in the past 24 hours, recovery has been recorded in 786 patients. 

Currently, 19,206 cases positive for SARS-CoV-2 are active. In the past 24 hours, 47 new deaths were reported to the Public Health Institute of the Federation of BiH. As of today, the total number of deaths in the Federation of BiH is 1187. 

In the last 24 hours, 26 deaths have been reported to the RS Institute of Public Health in which the presence of coronavirus has been confirmed. 

These are 12 women and 14 men of middle and old age from Banja Luka (eight people), Bosanska Gradiška (four people), Prijedor (three people), Foča (two people), Rogatica, Ugljevik, Ljubinje, Trebinje, Bijeljina , Teslić, Zvornik, Vlasenica and Šeković. 

So far, 25,456 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in RS, and a total of 733 people have died. In RS, a total of 10,294 people have recovered from the coronavirus so far, and a total of 120,954 people have been tested.

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