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Special hospital for lung diseases in Zagreb given international healthcare accreditation

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ZAGREB, Nov 7 (Hina) – The Special Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Zagreb has been given an international healthcare accreditation, and the hospital organised a ceremony on Tuesday after it became the first Croatian recipient of the CHKS Healthcare Accreditation.

The hospital currently has 34 beds for palliative care and this is the biggest hospital capacity for palliative patients in Croatia. The hospital operates in compliance with international standards, the hospital’s manager Marino Artukovic said today.

“Our work is in accordance with optimum standards for the activities we perform,” he said, adding that the palliative care ward was established in late 2015.

The head of the Croatian Health Insurance Fund (HZZO) director, Lucijan Vukelic, said that in the last two years this hospital had improved its results by 80%, which he described as an exceptional achievement, which has been acknowledged by this international accreditation, too.

He expects the process of accreditation of other public healthcare institutions to start next year.

Minister Milan Kujundzic also congratulated the special hospital for lung diseases on this achievement.

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