Belgrade, December 17 (Tanjug) - A cutting-edge scanner machine, worth 210,000 euros, was put into operation at the Dragisa Misovic Clinical Hospital today, which will help speed up the diagnosis of covid patients, and which was handed over to that hospital by the world's best tennis player Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic used the opportunity to express gratefulness to the health workers, who have been working in extraordinary conditions for more than ten months and who are still fighting to save lives of many people.
"The health care system is under a constant pressure, and I hope that this scanner of the latest generation will succeed in easing some circumstances and enabling a larger number of people to get the best diagnostics in a short time," said Djokovic.
He added that during the epidemic, we should all stay together and provide support to the health system and all health workers who work hard, from dusk to dawn, giving their best for human health.
Director of KBC Dragisa Misovic Prof. Vladimir Djukic said that patients who are being treated for Covid-19 in that institution, especially those patients who are on mechanical ventilation, will now get a precise diagnosis of the lungs and other organs in 15 seconds.
Once the coronavirus is over, he says, the device will enable precise diagnosis of patients who are taken care of in the gynaecology, urology, oncology wards.
"Novak's visit means more to us than the apparatus itself, because he is a personification of a good, successful Serbia. Novak is a symbol of the fight and victory of good over evil, happiness over misfortune, courage over cowardice," said Mr Djukic.
That is why, he says, the visit of Novak means a lot, because, in the fight with the coronavirus, in addition to courage, energy and a winning mindset are vital, the one that Serbs seem to lack.
The Minister of Health, Dr Zlatibor Loncar, thanked Novak Djokovic for everything he does for his country and the health system of Serbia.
"Today, we don't know much about the coronavirus, but we do know one thing: a test may give a false result, labs can make a mistake, and you are only sure you have Covid-19 is when a scan is done. I am grateful to Novak for always being there for our people, and that we are fighting against this evil virus together", said Mr Loncar.