Skip to comments.Crisis in K. Serb enclaves (Kosovo Albanians Deny Serb Hospitals Medicine)
Posted on 03/13/2008 2:53:36 PM PDT by Bokababe
BELGRADE -- Belgrade has demanded assistance from the World Health Organization over a crisis in Kosovo.
A shipment of medicines and medical supplies, worth RSD 3.5mn, has been confiscated by the Kosovo Albanians and UNMIK in the province as it reached Kosovska Mitrovica.
It was destined for the isolated Serb enclaves, where hospital officials are now warning they are running out of medicines.
Health Minister Tomica Milosavljević has reacted today by saying the government will ask the WHO to intervene.
The representatives of the UN mission in the province, UNMIK, said they "will not comment" on the increasingly difficult circumstances in hospitals and dispensaries in Gračanica.
But their spokeswoman called on "observation of legal rules", i.e., a permit from a drug agency the Kosovo Albanians have set up.
Although UNMIK is not taking responsibility for the situation, Milosavljević believes the problem could be solved once this mission cooperates with the WHO.
"I hope we will resolve this problem in the coming days. It is necessary for the health institutions to be supplied. This is a problem of several years, it did not spring up yesterday. Now it's been raised to a different level, that is, in fact, a political manipulation," Milosavljević, of G17 Plus, said.
He added the government will be notified about his ministry's action, and that he expected it to work to solve the issue supply of Kosovo Serbs with medicines and medical material in the long-term.
Meantime, reports from the enclaves, which depend on UNMIK and KFOR for their supply routes and safety, say that the situation in hospitals is becoming "alarming".
Gračanica hospital center, KBC, director Stojan Sekulić says only emergency cases are admitted due to a lack of medical supplies.
"I don't know for how long we will have the medicines, we only treat cardiology, neuropsychiatry, surgery, gynecology and pediatric emergencies," he said.
Sekilić added the crisis was "politically generated".
"They [Albanians] are seeking recognition of the fake state of Kosovo, but us employed here at the KBC will never recognize a self-proclaimed state. Denying someone the right to medical treatment is the worst violation of human rights," he added.
KLA Chief Minister says "No Medicine for You Dirty Christians!"
UNMIK the Useless Negotiators for Muslim Islamic Koran, meaning surrender to Islam!
This is inhuman and it may have extremely dangerous results, like contagious/infectious diseases flaring out of control; for this alone , the Western governments should revoke their hasty endorsement of nationhood for Kosovar Islamists.
The genocide continues!
The Albanian Jihadists have been doing this for years, someone in the press just grew the stones to tell the truth is all.
Did you read the article?
"The representatives of the UN mission in the province, UNMIK, said they "will not comment" on the increasingly difficult circumstances in hospitals and dispensaries in Gracanica. But their spokeswoman called on "observation of legal rules", i.e., a permit from a drug agency the Kosovo Albanians have set up.
Wait a minute, according to our resident jihadi cheerleaders Albanians are innocent victims and would never resort to such measures. < / sarcasm >
Bet you that the FR jihadi monkeys steer clear of this thread.
2. I did read the article. In the long run, UNMIK will make sure the Serbian enclaves get the supplies. However, getting both sides to strike an agreement will take a lot of negotiation and patience, while both sides make this a propaganda issue.
The Serbs would be stopped at the border by the KLA, supported by the NATO troops, and would have to fight their way in, at which time they've be accused of invading the "independent nation" of Kosovo.
The Albanians have been doing this for years, denying medical aid, food, water, and electricity to the Serb enclaves on a regular basis.
Oh, and the international troops? They express their concern.
That's a nice way of ignoring the fact that the Serbs are the victims of a sustained terror campaign.