Number: / 20
Sarajevo, March 13, 2020
Subject Title: Instructions for action
Regarding the constant change of the epidemiological situation, and in agreement with colleagues in the field and with the Cantonal Minister of Health, I inform the following:
1. J.U. Prim Hospital "Prim Dr. Abdulah Nakas" is preparing the capacity for the second regimen of receiving patients in the coming days -
a. reception of febrile conditions and acute respiratory symptoms in children, which require specialist health care at the secondary level - every day,
b. reception of febrile conditions and acute respiratory symptoms in pregnant women-mothers, which require specialist health care at the secondary level - every day.
J.U. Prim Dr Abdullah Nakas General Hospital is determined to prepare hospital facilities for the treatment of children and pregnant women giving birth to new Coronavirus.
The Order remains in force, that all febrile conditions and acute respiratory symptoms of all residents, especially chronic patients and the elderly, be treated as much as possible at home and at the PHC level, and that the movement of patients with acute respiratory symptoms in health care facilities be reduced. PHC patients answer DZ emergency telephones that are open and receive the necessary advice.
All other diseases, not necessarily only febrile conditions and acute respiratory symptoms. which have a positive epidemiological history related to the new Corona virus (self-isolation of the household, possible contacts from the environment), and have not been previously tested, and require specialist health care of the secondary level, are referred to J.U. General Hospital "Prim dr Abdulah Nakaš" General Hospital - every day, where they are triage.
The Order remains in force, that all treatment of patients is performed as much as possible in PHC, and that the movement of patients in health care institutions is reduced.
Health personnel of all health care institutions, according to the previous Order of the Crisis Staff of the Cantonal Ministry of Health, should be available in the health care system of the Sarajevo Canton.
Development of detailed procedures and algorithms in the process.
With the consent of the Cantonal Minister of Health