Croatia Importing 250 Ventilators

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ZAGREB, March 31, 2020 – Twenty-seven COVID-19 patients are currently on ventilators, Croatia has 803 ventilators and 250 new ones will be imported gradually, Health Minister Vili Beroš said on Monday.

There are offers of ventilators from the East but the machines must be inspected first, he said at a press conference of the national civil protection authority.

“Our fate is in our hands. The number of patients can be lower by the day. It’s all up to us, to me, to us all,” Beroš said.

Persons ordered to self-isolate must notify sanitary inspectors or epidemiologists when self-isolation measures end.

The terms under which a patient can be discharged from hospital to isolate at home are being reviewed, said Alemka Markotić, head of Zagreb’s Fran Mihaljević Infectious Diseases Hospital.

Initially, more patients were young or middle aged and they recovered more quickly, she said, adding that those infected “are positive for coronavirus about 24 days and they will be under supervision 28 days because they aren’t expected to be positive after that period.”

More coronavirus news can be found in the Lifestyle section.


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