The Interventional Cardiology service is inaugurated in Prizren, Kurti: The new service will help save lives
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Today, the newest Interventional Cardiology service was inaugurated at the Prizren General Hospital, an event attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, the Deputy Prime Minister, Emilija Rexhepi, the Minister of Health, Arben Vitia, as well as the Ambassador of Luxembourg to Kosovo, Eric Dietz.

The service, which starts today and was described as vital by Prime Minister Kurti, was operationalized thanks to the cooperation of the Government of Luxembourg, which has allocated 2 million euros, and the Ministry of Health, namely ShSKUK, with an investment of around 1 million euros.

"Now the new service will cover the entire region of Prizren, it will help save lives and reduce the waiting list. Initially, the service will treat patients from the waiting list of the Prizren region, while acute cases will be treated immediately", said Kurti, who added that this investment includes all the necessary medical equipment, inventory and professional training for the staff in and outside Kosovo.

In addition to the reduction of patients' waiting time, the expectations for the results of this investment are also high-quality services with minimal cost for citizens, while it is expected that the service will also have an impact on reducing the mortality rate in the Prizren region.

Kurti estimated that the expansion of this service is necessary not only because of the increase in the number of cases, but also since the success depends a lot on the time of the intervention.

"In 2023, we are aiming for record performance. We have had over 4,100 procedures performed in our Cardiology service, including 2,500 stent placements. Meanwhile, 4 years ago, in 2019, there were 3,300 procedures and over 1,700 stent placements", he further explained.

Kurti expressed thanks and gratitude for the Government of Luxembourg and the health personnel, while congratulating everyone on today's inauguration. 

Similarly, the Director of the General Hospital of Prizren, Narqize Arenliu Hoxhaj, thanking the Government of Luxembourg and the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, said that today is an event of particular importance because this service offers opportunities to save lives, since the response adequate and rapid is important in cardiac emergencies.

On the other hand, emphasizing that health care is a fundamental human right, the Luxembourg Ambassador, Eric Dietz, stated that the Prizren General Hospital is a proof of our joint efforts and cooperation towards our goal of creating modern hospitals and infrastructure. .

"Luxembourg has supported the health sector of Kosovo for almost two decades and contributed to fundamental changes in the provision of health care services", he added, expressing his happiness that today together we are seeing the results achieved as a product of cooperation.

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