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Banjica Orthopedic Hospital Turned into Covid-Care Facility

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Archive / News | 07.07.20 | access_time 12:39

Hospital bed (Beta/Milan Obradovic)

Zoran Bascarevic, director of the Banjica Orthopedic Surgery Hospital, which became a Covid-19 care facility on July 7, has said that the hospital has enough equipment and drugs to treat patients.

“We are ready, the entire system has been organized,” Bascarevic told state broadcaster RTS, adding that the hospital would be able to admit more than 100 infected patients over the next 24 hours.

“Our hospital will be admitting mainly the patients with mild to moderate Covid-19 symptoms,” he said.  

The hospital will not treat the patients with severe Covid-19 infections and those requiring intubation or intensive care will be taken care of in other care facilities. “We have 300 beds in eight units available for coronavirus patients,” he said, adding that an additional 20 beds could be provided if necessary.

The hospital will have the support of doctors from other health facilities, primarily from the Clinical Center of Serbia - internal and infectious disease specialists, anesthesiologists, and pulmonologists.

Bascarevic expects the Banjica hospital to go back to normal in mid-August.

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