Minister attends major incident medical response course

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ZAGREB, October 17, 2021 – Health Minister Vili BeroÅ¡ attended a course on medical response to major incidents at “Dr. Josip Benčević” hospital in Slavonski Brod on Sunday, saying the course incorporated skills and experience of the whole health system.

It is excellent that the course is held in Slavonski Brod, but we also need to train experts in other regions, said Beroš, announcing that the Croatian Institute of Emergency Medicine would fund ten such courses across the country. over the next two years.

Beroš recalled that a result of the training of Croatian medical personnel was also the timely response to an accident that occurred last summer, when a bus with license plates from Kosovo overturned on a highway in Croatia. The accident left a large number of injured and 10 dead.

The natural disasters that hit Croatia in a short period also underline the importance of strengthening the skills of the emergency services, he said.

“In this hospital, courses like this have been held for 15 years. So far 449 professionals have attended and 60 more are taking this course,” he said.

The Slavonski Brod course is a postgraduate course of the European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. It is organized for the eighth year by the Ministry of Health, the Croatian Institute of Emergency Medicine and the Croatian Society for Disaster Medicine based in Slavonski Brod.

The director of “Dr. Josip Benčević” hospital, Josip Samardžić, said the hospital has competent staff as well as experience of the 1991-95 war, which he turned into a response. modern to major disasters.

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