The Italian Embassy in Belgrade announced that on Sunday, 16 August, the Italian medical team completed its mission in Serbia.
The medical team consisted of two anesthesiologists, one emergency physician, one infectious disease specialist, one surgeon, and one specialized nurse.
The medical team returned to Italy on a special flight from Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla airport.
The Italian medical team came to Serbia on the initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in coordination with the Department of Civil Protection, and worked on the basis of an agreement between the Italian and Serbian Governments.
During the mission, the Italian health workers were received by the Minister of Health, Zlatibor Loncar, and they visited the Clinical Center of Serbia, the Clinic for Infectious and Tropical Diseases in Belgrade, the Zemun Hospital, the Clinical Centers Bežanijska Kosa, Niš, Novi Sad and Kragujevac.
The mission enabled the exchange with local doctors and health professionals of information and experiences in the treatment of Covid19, in order to achieve the most efficient hospital treatment of patients with this virus.
The mission fully fulfilled its clinical and medical goals. This initiative is also a confirmation of the exceptional level of bilateral cooperation between Italy and Serbia, as well as a response to the generous help that Serbia sent to the Italian people in the most acute phase of the epidemic, in April this year.