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Pulmonology clinic full, no longer receiving coronavirus cases: 32-year-olds are youngest patients

"We receive a man with no other conditions, relatively healthy, and in a few hours he is already a candidate for the ICU. It happened to us over the weekend, this was a very difficult weekend," says Professor. Dr. Violeta Mihailovic Vucinic, Director of the Pulmonology Clinic of the Clinical Center of Serbia (KSC)

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Coronavirus patients in Serbia are also being treated at the Pulmonology Clinic of the Clinical Center of Serbia, however, as stated by the director of this institution, Professor. Dr. Violeta Mihailovic Vucinic, this hospital had to stop receiving new patients last night because they are operating at full capacity.

"The Pulmonology Clinic has 175 beds and I had to cancel new admissions last night because we were full. Intensive care has 14 beds, 13 ventilators and 3 of them are empty," said prof. Dr. Mihailovic Vucinic.

She said the disease is such that one never knows when patients will get worse and have to go to on a ventilator. She stressed that at this clinic, patients's age ranges from those born in 1988, to to 85-year-olds.

"You never know when their condition will deteriorate. It literally changes from hour to hour. They get a tightening in the chest and then a drop in oxygen values, and end up in intensive care. These are people from 85 years old to those born in 1988. It's unpredictable. This is a disease about which little is known," she said, adding that it is because of this unpredictability that all this is very scary:

"We receive a man with no other conditions, relatively healthy, and in a few hours he is already a candidate for the ICU. It happened to us over the weekend, this was a very difficult weekend."

Mihailovic Vucinic said that this hospital has not been transferring patients to the field hospital at the Belgrade Fair because most of their patients have concurrent chronic diseases.

She advised all chronic patients to pay attention to their health, follow the advice of professionas, and all other citizens not to avoid contacting a doctor and seeking help if they start coughing, feel tightness in their chest, or have fever...

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