Sućuraj’s Search is Over as Macedonian Doctor Takes Position

Lauren Simmonds

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As we reported recently, an attractive position being offered for the last six months in Sućuraj on the island of Hvar went unanswered by any Croatian doctor, but while tumbleweed appeared to roll by the ageing job advertisement in Croatian terms, one applicant, the only applicant, did get the job.

As Morski writes on the 23rd of January, 2019, the Sućuraj clinic on the island of Hvar has finally managed to obtain a permanent doctor. The physician from Macedonia had to pass a few exams to make sure her foreign diploma could be recognised in Croatia and started working at clinic in Sućuraj on Monday. Sućuraj’s brand new doctor is 36-year-old Divna Vojnovska.

The arrival of a doctor from Macedonia was officially confirmed by Dalmacija Danas after having been informed by the director of the health centre of Split-Dalmatia County, Dragomir Petric.

”I’m surprised by the media hysteria about this case. Recently, doctors are mentioned by the media only in bad cases, and they bypass the good ones among us,” the director stated.

”It isn’t news here that there’s now a doctor from Macedonia, but the real news is that it is the first local self-government in our county that has provided all of her conditions, which means an apartment and a 50,000 kuna annual bonus. In my view, it’s secondary news that the person who came here isn’t from Split but from Macedonia or some other country,” added Petric.

Dr. Vojnovska: I love Dalmatia!

Dr. Divna Vojnovska revealed that she’s not afraid of the winter blues and boredom on the sunniest Croatian island and that she is already very much in love with the sea.

”Yesterday was my first day in Sućuraj. I’m satisfied. The first day there were a few more people, I guess they wanted to meet me. Today there have been less. Otherwise, there are about 400 patients in Sućuraj,” Dr. Vojnovska said.

”The accommodation is good, I got a big apartment. I haven’t met a lot of people yet, but since I signed a contract for one year, which is how long my work permit lasts, I believe that I’ll gain friendships on the island. Of course, there’s always the possibility of extending my contract. Generally, I’m satisfied with everything offered,” concluded Sućuraj’s new doctor.


Click here for the original article by Dalmacija Danas


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