The deputy chief of one of the main COVID hospitals in Belgrade warned on Friday that it was almost at full patient capacity.
Dr Predrag Savic told the Serbian state TV (RTS) that the COVID wards of the Dragisa Misovic Clinical Hospital Center where he works was almost full. He said that there are 172 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, including 11 children and eight pregnant women, 64 patients in intensive care and more than 40 on ventilators. “We admitted 19 patients on Thursday and we have just three free beds now,” Savic said, adding that the current patients are developing serious symptoms faster than before with many more cases of pneumonia.
According to Dr Savic, the Dragisa Misovic clinical center treated more than 4,000 coronavirus patients in the past year and was constantly in COVID regime, except for September and part of Octobe 2020 when it reduced its COVID wards.
He warned that the public has relaxed with a lot of patients admitted after getting their first dose of a vaccine and even after the second shot which means that people are not taking care of themselves after inoculation.