These Five Zagreb Hospitals Will Accept Covid Positive Patients

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, a meeting was held between the Minister of Health, Vili Beros, and the directors of Croatian hospitals and an expert group from the Ministry of Health. They discussed the current situation with the spread of the novel coronavirus and the redistribution of care for coronavirus positive patients, HRT has learned.

Five Zagreb hospitals will be ready and waiting to accept coronavirus positive patients, while two will be off limits for all except lab proven negative ones.

The hospital in Dubrava, known as the ”covid hospital” last year, will continue to take care of all patients regardless of what result they return on a covid test, and capacities in other Zagreb hospitals, as well as other hospitals across the country, are being prepared for people suffering from coronavirus, HRT reports.

The vaccination of healthcare professionals with a third dose, which should begin soon, was also discussed.

Jutarnji list has found out that an agreement has been reached on which Zagreb hospitals will receive coronavirus positive people, and which will remain only for negative patients.

KB Dubrava will no longer be exclusively a covid hospital, but will be joined by KBC Zagreb, KBC Sestre milosrdnice, the Fran Mihaljevic Clinic for Infectious Diseases, and the Lung Clinic on Rockefellerova. Two Zagreb hospitals, namely KB Sveti Duh and KB Merkur, currently remain only for the treatment of coronavirus negative patients, Jutarnji has learned.

All Zagreb hospital directors agreed with this ”schedule” at a recently held meeting of the expert group for the organisation of the hospital system of the Ministry of Health. This would provide about 400 covid beds across all Zagreb hospitals, which should be enough to cope with any new wave of infection, with the provison that in case the number of hospitalised people with coronavirus grows significantly, KB Sveti Duh and KB Merkur would be ready to step in, reports Jutarnji.

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