ZAGREB, October 29, 2020 – Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday that his government was doing its utmost to ensure funds in the revised 2020 budget for the disbursement of Christmas bonuses.
“Considering Christmas bonuses, so far in my premiership, we have never omitted to pay Christmas bonuses, and you know that we increased their amount,” Plenkovic told a news conference, reassuring the general public that efforts were being made to find enough funds for this purpose in 2020, too.
Plenkovic commented on the situation in the KB Dubrava hospital, following a letter by a physician at the hospital who alerted attention to some problems in the hospital’s functioning. The Dubrava Hospital has been designated as the main facility for the treatment of COVID patients in Zagreb and Plenkovic said that the newly appointed steering board would analyse the situation and take necessary actions.
“I think that we should thank all healthcare workers in KB Dubrava and in all other hospitals throughout Croatia for their unselfish commitment to doing their job.”
As for a reporter’s remark that Health Minister Vili Beros also spoke about “dualism” that is, opposing groups in the KB Dubrava, the premier replied that it could be said that situation like that existed in any institution and in any sector.
Authorities have control over the developments surrounding coronavirus
Plenkovic said that issues related to the coronavirus epidemic were not going out of control.
The country’s healthcare system has about 15,000 beds, 150 beds in intensive care wards, as well as 900 ventilators, and today there were about 80 patients placed on them, he explained.
“Healthcare capacities are not at risk. We are on full alert and we are taking cautious measures,” he added.