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Day of the Military Medical Academy Marked

02. 03. 2017

The Military Medical Academy marked 173rd anniversary in the Serbian Army Club. This important date in the history of Serbian Medical Corps was only marked as it took place in the shadow of the tragedy that occurred in the TRZ Kragujevac, and the death of Lieutenant Colonel Miroslav Perisic. Having in mind that, Acting Head Col. Prof. Dr. Miroslav Vukosavljevic in his address said that this institution does everything to treat the injured to recover as soon as possible and go homes.
The event was attended by the Serbian Patriarch Irinej, members of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Serbia, State Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Nenad Neric, Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Srpska Dragan Bogdanic, State Secretaries of the Ministries of Interior and Health, generals, officers, academics, professors and employees of the MMA. State Secretary Neric said that the MMA is the institution of paramount importance for the defence system and the healthcare system of the Republic of Serbia as a whole. The institution which, as he said, has worked at full capacity and fulfilled professionally and honorably all tasks with a single purpose - taking care about the health of all citizens of Serbia.
- Ahead is a period of reorganization of the military healthcare. The modernization and investment in modern diagnostics are among the most important tasks of the Ministry of Defence. I assure you that you will have full support in all segments in order to maintain the highest level of healthcare - said the State Secretary.
Acting Head Col. Prof. Dr. Miroslav Vukosavljevic also stressed the importance of the MMA at the national and international level, and stressed:
- We have to work continually and build the future with constant improvement of ourselves, diagnostics and treatment in order to give our citizens the best possible quality of care. We must not be afraid of changes in order to reach the expected quality. We need courage to come to grips with the reality that in times that require a waiver, loyalty and hard work, to put the quality of medical services and ethics at the highest possible level.
Colonel Prof. Dr. Vukosavljevic gave some facts on the work of MMA in the past year and stressed that more than 400,000 military and civilian insured people were examined and more than 28,000 patients hospitalized.
Vukosavljevic mentioned that medical, educational and scientific research aspects will remain equally important in the future work because these are the three pillars that make the MMA unique in the country, and beyond.
As every year, on the Day of the Military Medical Academy, the best organizational unit in the previous year was proclaimed. This time it was the Clinic for Hematology. The Head of the Clinic, Prof. Dr. Dragana Stamatović was awarded a plaque for the best MMA clinic by the State Secretary Nenad Neric.
The Medal "Dr Vladan Djordjevic" received a retired Colonel prof. Dr. Borislav Stijelja. The best author of the journal "Vojnosanitetski pregled" for 2016 is Assistant Professor Dr. Branka Roganovic was declared, and the best reviewer Colonel Prof. Dr. Slobodan Obradovic.

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