Source: Večernje novosti | Tuesday, 07.07.2020.| 15:43
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Construction of Two Hospitals for Expected Autumn Coronavirus Wave Planned – Looking for Partner

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Serbia is likely to build two new hospitals, so as to meet the second COVID-19 wave, which is expected in late autumn or early winter, with increased hospital capacities. According to Novosti's findings, one of them will be in Belgrade, whereas the other will be in Kraljevo or Krusevac.

Both new hospitals will be built using the model of the Karaburma Military Medical Center, which was completed in only 14 days. At the moment, as Novosti learns, plans are being prepared, locations are being considered and a partner is being sought intensively. The new partner should be someone who would approach the task the same way Termomont did, donating the hospital building in Karaburma and helping Serbia to better meet the potential next wave of the virus.

As part of the plans for defense from the autumn wave, two potential locations are being considered in Belgrade for the construction of new hospitals, one around the Clinical Center of Serbia, near the future Tirsova 2 hospital, and the other in the area of the Clinical Hospital Center Bezanijska Kosa. The proximity of the highway is crucial to both these location, as the new hospital, which, according to announcements made by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, would have at least 500 beds, and maybe even 1,000, should have good access, because it should be able to take in COVID-19 patients from other places as well, both because those patients might have more severe symptoms and because some centers in Serbia may not have sufficient capacities to deal with the epidemic.

Both new hospitals, in Belgrade, Kraljevo or Krusevac, would be pre-fabricated structures, but, as Vucic announced, should be able to last for 30 years.

The new hospital in Belgrade would also be the main COVID-hospital, with semi-intensive and intensive care. The plan is to equip it with the usual respirators, as well as non-invasive mechanical ones, which don't involve intubation.
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