BiH presidency chairman discharged from hospital after 16-day treatment for COVID-19

2021-01-05 14:36:00 GMT2021-01-05 22:36:00(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

SARAJEVO, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Presidency Chairman of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Milorad Dodik was discharged from hospital on Tuesday after being treated for COVID-19 over the past 16 days.

"These were by far my hardest days," said Dodik, addressing a press conference organized by the management of the University Clinical Center (UKC) of the Republika Srpska (RS), where he was hospitalized. RS is one of the two entities in BiH.

"I salute to this amazing medical team of this establishment. Without this team I would not stand here now," said Dodik. "Take care of yourself and don't be naive or careless. This is a very serious virus."

Doctor Vlado Djajic, General Director of the UKC, said that Dodik suffered severe pneumonia on both his lungs accompanied by fever and that he will still need a few weeks of appropriate therapy at home to fully recover.

"We have 267 COVID-19 patients in this facility right now. Not long ago we had over 500. The situation is better now, but it is far from over, and we shouldn't let down our guard," said Djajic.

To date, BiH has recorded 114,336 COVID-19 cases and 4,211 deaths, according to official figures. Enditem