Skopje Institute for Respiratory Diseases gets new equipment


The Institute for Respiratory Diseases in Skopje, after having a new equipment procured, is introducing a new method for interventional bronchoscopy with a type of cryotherapy, with which people suffering from malignant diseases will be treated.

"This method has never been applied before in Macedonia," Deputy PM and Minister of Health Nikola Todorov said Monday after a visit to the Institute.

By introducing the method and procuring the instrument, he added, patients with malignant respiratory diseases in an advanced stage will get a better treatment and improve their quality of life.

A doctor and nurses of the Institute for Respiratory Diseases have been sent to Slovenia to be trained to perform the method in Macedonia, according to the Minister.

"MKD 1,5 million have been invested to procure the equipment and train the staff in a bid to introduce something new in Macedonia. Such an intervention has never been performed before," Todorov told reporters adding the instrument had been put into service.

Bronchoscopy was predominantly a diagnostic tool but now facilitates treatment of lung cancer and malignant disease, severe emphysema, and asthma.

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