Event Title

Burden and role of Primary Health Care in the Covid-19 pandemic in the Municipality of Lipjan during August 2021

Session

Medicine and Nursing

Description

Since the beginning of the unprecedented pandemic SARS-Cov-2 outbreak, demands for Primary Health Care (PHC) providers has increased manyfold. PHC workers were the first line health care providers and were exposed to increased risk of infection, psychological stress, fatigue, and in the meantime, they were struggling to keep a balance between continuing essential health services and new challenges with Covid-19. The first detected case in Kosovo was on 13th of March 2020 in the Vitia municipality and was introduced by a patient who travelled from Italy. Afterward the infection spread throughout the country within a few weeks. Whereas the first case in Janjevë, Lipjan municipality was reported on 19th of March in the municipality of Lipjan. Since then, Covid-19 cases were continuingly present, albeit characterised by multiple waves, reaching the highest peak on August 2021. During this month, in the main Centre of the Family Medicine and other ambulance points in Lipjan municipality, 43342 health services and 23455 medical visits were offered. When we compare with the August 2019 (21404 health services and 20872 medical visits respectively) number of health care services almost doubled 49.38% with 18938 more health services in August 2021 compared to August 2019. Also, there was a substantial increase in the number of medical visits by 12.36% or 2583 respectively. Also, not just the number of health services, but also the structure of PHC services offered was restructured by applying uncommon services such as oxygen-therapy and increased number of intravenous infusion therapy, which are more time consuming for the PHC workers.

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.205

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Burden and role of Primary Health Care in the Covid-19 pandemic in the Municipality of Lipjan during August 2021

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Since the beginning of the unprecedented pandemic SARS-Cov-2 outbreak, demands for Primary Health Care (PHC) providers has increased manyfold. PHC workers were the first line health care providers and were exposed to increased risk of infection, psychological stress, fatigue, and in the meantime, they were struggling to keep a balance between continuing essential health services and new challenges with Covid-19. The first detected case in Kosovo was on 13th of March 2020 in the Vitia municipality and was introduced by a patient who travelled from Italy. Afterward the infection spread throughout the country within a few weeks. Whereas the first case in Janjevë, Lipjan municipality was reported on 19th of March in the municipality of Lipjan. Since then, Covid-19 cases were continuingly present, albeit characterised by multiple waves, reaching the highest peak on August 2021. During this month, in the main Centre of the Family Medicine and other ambulance points in Lipjan municipality, 43342 health services and 23455 medical visits were offered. When we compare with the August 2019 (21404 health services and 20872 medical visits respectively) number of health care services almost doubled 49.38% with 18938 more health services in August 2021 compared to August 2019. Also, there was a substantial increase in the number of medical visits by 12.36% or 2583 respectively. Also, not just the number of health services, but also the structure of PHC services offered was restructured by applying uncommon services such as oxygen-therapy and increased number of intravenous infusion therapy, which are more time consuming for the PHC workers.