On Oct. 7, Ministry of Health State Secretary Mirsad Djerlek announced that Serbia’s health care system is currently handling the Covid-19 epidemic and that there are no plans to introduce more health care facilities into the Covid system, although the country’s three Covid hospitals are at capacity, while clinical hospital centers are 90 percent full and occupancy in city hospitals is about 80 percent.
“Our strategy for the fourth wave was to first fill the three Covid hospitals, and they are [currently] at capacity, which was a bull’s-eye choice for the health care system. We have 2,000 people in those facilities. Our clinical hospital centers are 90 percent full, while [city] hospitals throughout Serbia are at 80 percent,” Djerlek told the RTS Public Service.
With regards to vaccination for Covid-19, Djerlek said that the process is no longer at a standstill and announced a “forceful and vibrant” campaign via the media and on the ground, to be led by the best medical experts.
“That’s the right target: not try to convince people but rather to explain to them why they should get vaccinated,” Djerlek said.