Izetbegovic and Ministers discussed Allegations on Increased Number of Deaths on Respirators at KCUS

”The meeting with Vranic and Forto was surprising,” said Sebija Izetbegovic, director of the Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo, at the beginning of her address at today’s address to the media.

Izetbegovic said that she would be glad if the meeting was recorded or if one of the journalists was at the meeting. “Behind my back is the expanded composition of the crisis headquarters of the infectious disease clinic, because there was talk of some alleged letters that upset the citizens. I decided to go to the meeting because I am a legalist and I should respect the minister’s invitation, although I think he should come to us.” “, said Izetbegovic.

She added that she will sue all those who placed the first letter in public, which she said was false.

“That letter was not addressed to me, but to the fellow citizens to whom it was addressed.

“Then we talked about another letter that is not a letter, but a letter from colleagues that I heard that working groups have already been formed to solve the mentioned problems.

”Vranic said that the Clinical Center is a fortress, that no one can enter it, which is not true. because he was a guest at that center, and he worked there too, the truth is very little, ”she said.

Today, we received a question from Vranic why we do not withdraw all respirators, she added, and we said that we would withdraw them if the minister or the prime minister signs it, but that we will not do that while we have the Verlab certificate.

“We will not withdraw respirators because of the responsibility towards the families of the patients, as well as because of the possibility that the Chinese will sue us. Those respirators are used of choice depending on the clinical picture,” Izetbegovic concluded, Klix.ba writes.

The management of the Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo (KCUS) did not accept the proposal that the inspection enter the premises of KCUS, it was pointed out after the meeting of the Minister of Health of Sarajevo Canton Haris Vranic with the management of the Clinical Center, where no joint conclusion was reached. 

The meeting was also attended by the Prime Minister of Sarajevo Canton, Edin Forto, who pointed out that he was told by KCUS that the second letter published by some media, which listed the problems faced by employees, was real, and that it was an internal letter. 

Forto said that he would ask the competent federal ministry and the inspection to determine what exactly is from the said letter. 

Vranic and Forto met with theDirector-General of KCUS Sebija Izetbegovic, the Head of the Clinic for Anesthesia and Resuscitation of KCUS Amel Katica Mulalic, the Head of the Medical Devices Maintenance Service Jasmina Vrazalica and representatives of the professional board of the Clinic for Anesthesia and Resuscitation. 

The topic of the meeting was working conditions and methods of treatment and treatment of insured persons of the Health Insurance Institute of Sarajevo Canton. Chief Prosecutors of BiH Gordana Tadic and Sarajevo Canton Sabina Sarajlija will hold a meeting today to determine which prosecution will conduct an investigation into allegations by doctors from the Clinical University Center Sarajevo that patients die on respirators purchased through the company “Srebrena Malina”.

It should be reminded that some media in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the past two days, published a letter from KCUS employees, stating “that the doctors in that health institution are helpless and worried.” 

In the letter, as stated by some bh. media, stated “that the government is making hell at KCUS”. On the other hand, KCUS sent an open letter to the public “in order to prevent the introduction and spread of unrest among the citizens.” 

“The Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo informs the public that all our employees are making superhuman efforts in the fight against the plague – the coronavirus. In a situation when we have been fighting for more than a year for every life of our patients, we do not have the time or the opportunity to look back at political spins, “it was said, among other things.

The Chief Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina Gordana Tadic and her associates met with the Chief Prosecutor of the Cantonal Prosecutor’s Office of the Sarajevo Canton Sabina Sarajlija and her Deputy. 

The meeting discussed current events in the past few days, related to respirators and treatment of Covid-19 patients at KCUS, as well as further activities of prosecutorial and judicial institutions. 

Considering that the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH has previously acted in the case opened before the indictment in the Novalic et al. Case, which relates to assistance to the perpetrator after the commission of a criminal offense by several persons, the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH has taken action and continues to work .

The Cantonal Prosecutor’s Office of Sarajevo Canton, based on media reports, in accordance with its competence, formed a case related to a letter from a doctor from KCUS on the usability of respirators in the treatment of patients in KCUS, severe consequences for health and life of patients, and other problems the so-called Covid department, in which he will act in the coming period. 

It was agreed at the meeting that the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH and the Prosecutor’s Office of Canton Sarajevo, within the above cases, will act urgently in coordinated activities, and exchange collected information and evidence, in order to determine all facts and circumstances under which ACM 812A respirators were put into operation and used to treat patients with Covid 19.

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