Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic attended today the opening of the annual meeting of Serbian Neurosurgical Society as a Joint meeting with Southeast Europe Neurosurgical Society attended by a large number of world renowned neurosurgeons. The global theme of the meeting was Spine Surgery in 21st Century – Current Concept, Controversies, and Perspectives. The scientific program will cover all treatment aspects of surgical pathology of the spine, from basic to innovative. “It is a multidisciplinary congress referring to the latest knowledge, contemporary trends and future directions of development, as well as contradictions in the application of all these findings in everyday practice in the treatment of our patients, and in the context of modern diseases of the spinal column,” said the president of the Serbian Association of Neurosurgeons Luka Rasulic. The Congress is being organized in Nis in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the Clinical Center Nis, and it is organized as joint meeting of the Association of Neurosurgeons of Russia, Russian Association of Spinal Surgeons and Serbian Neurosurgical Society in conjunction with Croatian Society for Spine Surgery. The Congress of Spinal Neurosurgery is organized under the auspices of the president of Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic.




The European Conference – The Initiative for the Unique Approach to the Treatment of Orofacial Clefts and Other Craniofacial Deformities is the first conference within the COST European Cooperation in Science & Technology project 16234, the Horizon 2020 Framework program. The conference was opened on behalf of organizer Julija Radojicic, MD who emphasized the importance of organizing such scientific meetings so that doctors could get acquainted with new methods in this field, but also exchange experiences with colleagues from other countries. On behalf of the City of Nis the audience was greeted by Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic, who welcomed all the participants of this prestigious gathering and emphasized that within the framework of European medicine, there was no common position on the treatment and socialization of children with certain craniofacial deformities, and that such gatherings were the opportunities to jointly adopt new knowledge and methods in treating.



The Day of Healthy Cities was marked for the third time in a row in Nis.  Besides Belgrade and Novi Sad, Nis is one of the cities that, as a responsible local community, support the efforts of all relevant institutions and organizations to make our city a healthy environment, an environment that looks into the future and enables its citizens to achieve full health capacity. According to the Nis City Deputy Mayor Milos Bandjur, who welcomed the guest on the behalf of the City of Nis, the concern for the health of our population is a priority of the city and an important task that must be solved systematically and where all institutions, organizations and individuals must be involved. “The concept of a healthy life and a healthy city is the issue, of both personal and social responsibility. As a responsible local community, the City of Nis has always supported healthy lifestyles and promoted sports and skills that preserve and promote physical as well as mental and spiritual health, “Deputy Mayor said. He added that the City of Nis, together with the Institute for Public Health and all partner institutions in the field of public health, was trying to answer all the challenges that lie ahead of the modern city, such as air pollution, noise, etc. “Our goal is for the City of Nis to be a healthy and desirable place for the life of all its citizens, and this can be achieved only in the environment that has adequate urban planning, the health and social protection system, communal policies and a stabilized employment rate. Healthy cities are cities that represent a safe, desirable, healthy and happy environment for every citizen, “Deputy Mayor said.



The promotion of book dedicated to the 140-year-long history of this humanitarian organization Red Cross in our city was held today. The Red Cross in Nis was founded 140 years ago, and since then, this organization has helped refugees from the wars, those who are affected by natural disasters, the poor and the sick. The opening of the Red Cross Nis Office was initiated by Doctor Vladan Djordjevic, who participated in the liberation wars from 1876 to 1878. The book was prepared by the longtime secretary of this organization Stojan Prokopovic and Djordje Stamenkovic. The Steering Committee of this organization over the years often included Nis City mayors such as Dimitrije Kocić – Mita, Todor Milovanović, Ljubisa Ljuba Stanojević, Petar T. Arandjelovic and Dragisa Cvetkovic. The Red Cross mission is to ease human suffering. Based on this briefly defined mission of this organization, the Red Cross, depending on the causes of human suffering, and adapts its programs, in order to fulfill its basic task. Hence the tasks of the Red Cross are not the same in the war times and in the time of peace – it is stated in the book.


December 18th

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic attended the opening of the Clinical Center Nis. “When I look at this building I know that Serbia will not give up. And this is the first clinical center in Serbia that has been completed. The famous Belgrade Clinical Center of Serbia has never been completed, and we are already preparing to make a new one. I promise you that we will finish the one in Belgrade, the one in Kragujevac, and in Novi Sad. And we will complete each new task – the hospital and the factory and the road – we will finish. And we will do it neither because we would like you to praise us nor because of the election, but because it is our duty and work, “said Vucic in Nis.

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said in Nis, at the opening of the Clinical, that the order was slowly introduced into the country and announced that the Clinical Center of Serbia in Belgrade would also be completed. “I was thinking in the past two days about what can actually describe what was best done by the government with President Aleksandar Vucic and what we are continuing. It is most sincere to say and to define that we have and we are slowly introducing order into the country step by step, a bit by bit, every day. This is another great example of how we are doing it, because it is the huge thing that, after 47 years, Clinical Center is completed, “Brnabić pointed out

50 million euros has been invested in the reconstruction and construction of this medical institution, which covers 45,000 square meters, including the purchase of new equipment, and the first patients will be admitted by the end of the year.
The opening of this center is the result of the Government of Serbia’s measures to improve the health system. Investments in health infrastructure, equipping and modernizing all health facilities are among the priorities of the Government in order to improve patients’ care.


Yesterday, the Chairman of the Assembly of the City of Niš, Mr. Rade Rajković., member of the City Council in charge of health care, Dr. Sasa Zivic and the Chairman of the City Municipality of Mediana, Mr. Milan Krstic visited the Military hospital in Nis and had a work meeting with the Deputy Director of the Military Hospital, Colonel Jovica Stanojković and with his associates.

They discussed the future cooperation between the local self-government and the Military Hospital, as well as a joint preparation of marking the 140th anniversary of the liberation of the City of Nis from the Turks, and 140th birth anniversary of the Military Hospital, too.

The Military Hospital, as one of the symbols of the City of Nis, is constantly improving its activities, and today it represents a significant organizational unit of the Military Health Department within the Ministry of Defense, successfully providing health care services at the primary, secondary and tertiary level. In the Military hospital in Nis, on an annual basis, there are approximately 5,000 hospitalizations, more than 300 000 medical examinations, 25 000 diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and nearly 1,500 surgeries. In addition, the Military Hospital participates in the United Nations peacekeeping missions.

It has been pointed out that although they are faced with staffing and financial problems, with the difficulties in technical and infrastructure maintenance and with the renewal of medical equipment, they put additional efforts to improve the quality of health services, both for the military insured patients and for the citizens of Nis and Nis district.

The Chairman of the Assembly of the City of Niš has stressed the fact that the local self-government and the Military hospital are the partners on the same mission, and that the city is ready to improve cooperation in order to make health services provided by the Military hospital in Nis more accessible and closer to our fellow citizens. Both sides have expressed a hope that by the end of the year a unified information system would be established, which would help the updating and redistribution of the patients on the waiting list.




The elementary school Vuk Karadzic marked the World Day of Oral Hygiene and Teeth Protection. Today the dentists presented to the children the proper way of brushing the teeth. The school children prepared the special program with the theme dedicated to oral hygiene. Nis City Council Member Bojan Krstic attended the event on the behalf of Nis City. The campaign will last all week in all primary schools in Nis. The organizers of the campaign are the Association of dentists under the auspices of the City of Nis and Red Cross Organization City Office.


Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic with his associates visited the works on the reconstruction of the Health Care Center, the roof repairs, repair and replacement of waterproofing, repair of facades, replacement of worn-out carpentry and joinery, aluminum windows, refurbishing toilets, complete replacement of water and sewage installations, repair and servicing of air conditioning and landscaping are planned . “Thanks to the support of the Serbian government 106 million dinars will be invested in the reconstruction of the central building of the Health Care Center. I am convinced that the realization of this project would help achieve better energy efficiency, and therefore significant savings on energy costs and the employees will have better working conditions for providing adequate health services to patients, “as Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic said. According to the director of Health Care Center Milorad Jerkan  theworks are proceeding according to plan, and they will be carried out in stages and will last 150 days. During this time the institution is operating at full capacity. The deadline for completion is July 7th



International Childhood Cancer Day is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families. The day promotes increased appreciation and deeper understanding of issues and challenges relevant to childhood cancer and impacting on children/adolescents with cancer, the survivors, their families and the society as a whole. It also spotlights the need for more equitable and better access to treatment and care for all children with cancer, everywhere.

Nis is one of 40 cities in Serbia which marked International Day of Children with Cancer with more than 1,000 citizens of Nis gathering at one of the city squares. More than 1000 balloons soared into the sky supporting the campaign “I Am Fighting” carried out by the National Association of Parents of Children with Cancer NURDOR.

Anyone who wants to help the second phase of construction of oncology department in Nis, whose completion is expected later this year, can do so by sending an SMS to 1150. The new activity called old stuff for new hope as way of raising funds for oncology ward of Nis was also presented. So far, 25 million dinars were collected for the implementation of the second phase of construction of a new oncology department, but more funds are needed before this ward can become operational. The new clinic will meet all European standards for the treatment of oncology patients, it will have two floors, separated stationary part, separate day hospital, six rooms with bathrooms, beds for parents so that can stay all the time with their children during treatment. In Serbia every day a child is diagnosed with this terrible disease, every week one child loses this battle, and 500 children are treated for cancer annually.


December 30th

Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic met today with the best employees of the city emergency services who were recognized for their devotion and selfless dedication to their everyday work and responding to the emergency situations. “The City of Nis traditionally rewards the best individuals of the Police Department, Fire Department, the Special Police Department and the Health Care Emergency Service. These institutions are an important part of the system of our city, without which none of us could feel safe or sleep peacefully. I would like to use this opportunity to thank you for showing courage and professionalism in the performance of your duties, in saving human lives, fighting crime and preserving law and order. With these symbolic gifts, we want to give recognition to your selfless dedication and express our special respect for your work. The City of Nis, as before, will be a reliable partner in all your future efforts for the benefit of our city and our fellow citizens. Better security for our citizens is our common task and a common obligation”, said Mayor Bulatovic on this occasion.