Index - Abroad - Croatia is ready to receive coronavirus patients from Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Index – Abroad – Croatia is ready to receive coronavirus patients from Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on his Twitter page after speaking to Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic on Tuesday that Croatia is ready to receive nearly ten patients from the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Andrej Plenkovic said that, given the pressure on the Slovak and Czech health care systems, it has offered to help Croatia absorb patients if necessary, adding that Croatia is in solidarity with European Union member states in combating the Coronavirus epidemic.

It has a population of 10.7 million people

The Czech Republic has been one of the countries in the world hardest hit by the coronavirus epidemic in the past few weeks.

Overcrowded hospitals are already unable to provide adequate care for patients. Therefore, the country has turned to Germany, Switzerland and Poland, through the Union’s emergency call system, to help place a few dozen coronavirus patients in their hospitals.

Coronavirus patients were also transferred from Slovakia to Poland and Germany this week due to congestion in the healthcare system.

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