During November – December 2018, with EU project support, IOM’s medical teams have provided a total of 439 interventions in the Transit Reception Centers to 312 migrants. Out of them 80% were male patients and 20% were female patients. 69 children were also treated by the Medical teams. Most commonly reported cases were flue and cold. In addition, 12 migrants were referred to and provided with medical assistance, hospitalization and surgical interventions in the Public General Hospital in Skopje.
Since 17 December 2016, within the EU funded project “EU Support to Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Managing the Migration/Refugees Crisis / Balkan Route” a total of 2,372 individual migrants (81% male and 19% female) out of which 297 children, received direct medical support by the medical teams in both Transit Reception Centers in Kumanovo and Gevgelija. The medical interventions consisted of medical checks upon arrival, medicament therapy and needed medical examination as well as referrals of more than 300 migrants to General Hospital in Gevgelija, Kumanovo, Skopje or other nearby cities for hospitalizations, medical services and/or surgical interventions.