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Djajić: Doctor from Banja Luka hospital has been put on a respirator

Text: Dušica Stanojević

BANJA LUKA, April 3 (FENA) - Director General of the University Clinical Center (UKC) of Republika Srpska in Banja Luka, Vlado Djajić, confirmed today that a doctor from that health care facility infected with coronavirus has been put on a respirator.

“Unfortunately, we have one of our doctors, who works at the UKC, positive for coronavirus,” said Djajić, adding that several other health workers are positive for coronavirus.

He added that all the people they contacted, their work colleagues were tested and all who were positive are quarantined, in a hospital or their house.

Protecting healthcare professionals, who are currently the most vulnerable profession, is now a priority so they can provide the necessary service to patients.

He claims that UKC health workers are sufficiently protected and that all infectologists, who are most exposed, are coronavirus negative.

Djajić and BiH Presidency member Milorad Dodik today visited facilities at the site of the old surgery in Banja Luka, where the final work on the renovation and arrangement of rooms intended solely for the treatment and care of patients with the new coronavirus is underway.

Upon completion of the work at this site, UKC RS will have 400 beds, two operating rooms and the possibility of using about 50 respirators.