Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia

Defence Minister visits site for military outpatient clinic at Bežanijska Kosa

Defence Minister Zoran Đorđević, accompanied by Colonel Dr. Uglješa Jovičić, Acting Head of the Military Health Department, Colonel Milorad Đokić, Head of Department for Infrastructure in the Ministry of Defence, and Colonel Duško Ristić, Head of the Military Medical Institutions Belgrade, has visited today the military facility at Marka Čelebonovića Street at Bežanijska Kosa. On that occasion, the minister was briefed about the change of purpose of business premises for the purpose of forming an outpatient clinic of the Novi Beograd Military Medical Centre.
It is about 700 square meters, within which there would be four general practitioner’s offices, a pharmacy, a laboratory, emergency desk and physiotherapy from the Zemun military ambulance with complete hydrotherapy, kinesiotherapy and sauna. In this way, it will be possible to free up space in Zemun and allow Air Medical Institute to return to their premises.
- The project started in 2012, and it is up to us to finish it. Department of Infrastructure will find a solution how to complete this project, and the Military Health Department has already had the equipment that could be brought here. I think that military pensioners have been waiting for this clinic for years and that it would mean a lot to them; this would also urbanize the area that has been empty for years - Minister Đorđević said adding that the project will be implemented in phases - this year the funding would be granted to draft project documentation, call and finish the tender, and the one who wins the bid can start with the works as early as next year.
Building of the ambulance would facilitate the problems of 5,000 military pensioners from Bezanijska Kosa in obtaining better health care, and the civilian insured are also interested in the work of the outpatient clinic.