Monday, 29 October 2018

Hospital in Split Denies Plans to File Lawsuit against MP

Reacting to an alleged lawsuit announced by the Clinical Hospital Centre (KBC) in Split against MP Ivana Ninčević Lesandrić of the MOST party, MP Arsen Bauk of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) called on Monday on Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković to protect parliamentary deputies from harassment by state institutions.

In the meantime, KBC Split issued a press release denying that it was suing the MP for defamation over the statement she had made in parliament that she had undergone curettage at that hospital without anaesthesia.

"It is scandalous that a state institution is planning to sue an MP for defamation for something that was said in parliament," Bauk said citing the Constitution under which a parliamentary deputy cannot be held criminally liable for expressing an opinion or voting in parliament. "If an institution founded by the state, and KBC Split is such an institution, does not know the Constitution, then at least the Health Ministry, which appointed the hospital's steering committee, should have warned them about it. If they fail to do so, I expect you Mr Parliament Speaker to protect MPs from being harassed by stated institutions for something they said in parliament," Bauk said, calling on Jandroković to warn KBC Split that its actions were unconstitutional.

Večernji List daily reported on Monday, citing unofficial sources, that the Split hospital was planning to sue Ninčević Lesandrić for defamation because she said in parliament that she was traumatized by the curettage procedure she had at that hospital without anaesthesia.

Acting KBC Split director Julija Meštrović told Hina this was not true. "This simply is not true...such claims are malicious and mean," Meštrović told Hina.

Earlier this month, Ninčević Lesandić described her personal experience at the KBC Split after suffering a miscarriage, saying that curettage had been performed on her without anaesthesia. Her statement opened Pandora's box about the treatment of women in many Croatian hospitals.

Soon after Ninčević Lesandrić went public with her experience, the head of the Clinic for Women's Diseases at the Clinical Hospital Centre (KBC) in Split, Deni Karelović, denied her claims that she had undergone curettage at the KBC Split without anaesthesia. "This specific case happened in February when this woman suffered a miscarriage in the seventh week of pregnancy. It is not true that curettage was performed, but vacuum aspiration," Karelović told Hina, adding that the procedure was state-of-the-art treatment and that it was very brief.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

First “IVF Baby” in Croatia Celebrates 35th Birthday

The IVF procedure in Zagreb was performed just five years after the world’s first procedure in Great Britain.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Medical Tourism Bringing Hollywood Stars to Croatia

Armand Assante came to Zagreb for an eye surgery.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Treatment of Women in Hospitals in Focus

ZAGREB, October 15, 2018 - Representatives of the Roda parent association on Monday presented the Health Ministry with the testimonies of 400 women with unpleasant experiences in Croatian hospitals. "We bring you the testimonies of 400 women who have experienced some form of violent and painful treatment before, after or during labour," Daniela Drandic of the Roda association told the press outside the Health Ministry.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Medieval Practices at Croatian Hospitals Revealed

ZAGREB, October 12, 2018 - The head of the Clinic for Women's Diseases at the Clinical Hospital Centre (KBC) in Split, Deni Karelović, denied on Friday the statement made by an opposition lawmaker in the Croatian parliament on Thursday that she had undergone curettage at the KBC Split without anaesthesia.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Construction of New Children’s Hospital Starting in 2019

The new hospital will be located near the site of the never completed university hospital in Zagreb.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Parliament to Vote on No Confidence Motion against Health Minister

ZAGREB, September 28, 2018 - Opposition parties on Friday put forward a no-confidence motion against Health Minister Milan Kujundžić, after they had collected 31 signatures of lawmakers, as required under the procedure.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Zagreb Has Best HIV Prevention Initiative in Europe

ZAGREB, September 25, 2018 - The CheckPoint project is a comprehensive approach to supporting HIV prevention and has been included in a collection of good practices by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the best example in Europe, which is huge recognition for the organisations involved, a press conference heard on Tuesday.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Eko Taxi Provides Free Transportation to Children with Malignant Diseases

The company continues its successful collaboration with the Krijesnica NGO.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer Most Common Causes of Death

ZAGREB, September 21, 2018 - In 2017 a total of 53,477 people died in Croatia with the most common causes of death being cardiovascular diseases (23,500) and malignant diseases, which is the second most common cause of death with slightly less than 14,000 people dying of cancer last year.

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