KOSOVO - Inauguration of the surgery ward at the General Hospital of Prizren
The inpatient surgical ward of the General Hospital (GH) in Prizren was officially inaugurated by the Minister of Health, Dr Latifi and the Chargée d’affaires a.i of Luxembourg in Kosovo, Mrs Natacha Gomes. The newly renovated surgery ward will provide an opportunity for enhancing conditions and advancing the quality of care for the inhabitants of the Prizren region by ensuring high-quality services based on international standards. Currently, GH Prizren provides healthcare services for inhabitants of Dragash, Malisheva, Mamusha, Prizren, Rahovec, and Suhareka. In addition, it also serves as a healthcare provider for citizens from the region especially to the bordering city of Kukës in Albania and some villages from the border with North Macedonia.
The newly renovated and modernised surgical ward also boasts of new high-tech equipment including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) equipment, abdomen ultrasound, colonoscope and gastroscope, patient monitors, bipolar electrocoagulator, operating theatre equipment, plasma sterilizer, etc. The infrastructural renovations, newly purchased equipment and standardised processes of the surgical ward will increase the access of patients to new and higher quality services, thus, reducing their referral to other levels of care within the country and abroad. It will also contribute to reduce the financial burdens for patients by providing free medical services in public hospitals.
As stated by the Minister of Health this investment marks an important moment for healthcare development and advancement, as “patients will be able to access better conditions and services to treat their health problems”.
The KSV/017 project is co-funded by the Government of Kosovo and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and implemented by the Kosovo Ministry of Health and LuxDev, the Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency.↑ To the top