Jutarnji: On Average, Cost of Day of Hospital Treatment of COVID Patient €800

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The biggest item in the COVID-related expenses is the hospital treatment of COVID patients, over a billion kuna to date.

The head of the Croatian Health Insurance Agency (HZZO), Lucian Vukelić, was quoted by the daily as saying that on average, the cost of a day of the hospital treatment of COVID patients was HRK 6,000.

Vukelić also commented on other COVID-related expenses covered by the agency such as vaccination, procurement of drugs for COVID-19 (that is remdesivir, sold under the brand name Veklury, a broad-spectrum antiviral medication), antibody or serology tests .

Therefore the expenses in this sector have risen to HRK 3 billion, and according to Vukelić, for instance, HRK 109 million have been disbursed by the HZZO to date for the remdesivir procurement.


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