Doctor Miranović criticized the father of the patient Tamara Jovović

She criticized her father for not taking Tamara to the scheduled check-up in Belgrade in December last year, but she announced that she would make a new appointment.
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dragan jovović, vesna miranović, Photo: Zoran Đurić
dragan jovović, vesna miranović, Photo: Zoran Đurić
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Ažurirano: 24.06.2011. 08:57h

Director of the Institute for Children's Diseases of the Clinical Center of Montenegro, Dr. Vesna Miranović, said that it has not yet been decided whether a heart defect operation is the best solution for five-year-old Tamara Jovović (5) from Cetinje.

She explained that the council of doctors from the University Children's Clinic in Belgrade has not yet decided on such a step.

During the meeting with Tamara's father, Dragan, which was also attended by journalists, Miranović reiterated that the state, in case the operation is recommended, will bear all the costs, not only of the surgery, but also travel and daily allowance.

That is why, she said, there is no need to open a giro account.

"According to the latest report from Belgrade, the council there sought the opinion of experts from the outside to determine whether it is possible to solve Tamara's heart defect by implanting a stent (a less complicated procedure) or by classic surgery in one of the European centers. They haven't made the decision for the operation, so we don't even know how much it would cost," said Dr. Miranović.

She criticized her father for not taking Tamara to the scheduled check-up in Belgrade in December last year, but she announced that she would make a new appointment.

The doctor did not answer

Dragan Jovović defended himself that the doctor from Belgrade did not contact them, but he accepted Miranović's proposal to reschedule a control examination, at which the decision of the Belgrade experts could be known.

"Given that you did not address me, but the journalists, I think it is important that they attend the conversation," said Miranović, to which Jovović had no objection.

After that, she was referred to the Clinical Center, where a diagnosis was made, and the girl was sent to Belgrade. A palliative operation was performed there, which does not solve the problem permanently, but keeps the patients alive until the final decision.

"She has a very complex problem, which we cannot solve at this level, because there is no children's cardiac surgery, because there are very few patients who would make that system sustainable. At the annual new, we have about 30 patients who require surgery, among them 2- 4 complex, like Tamara," said Miranović, explaining that Tamara's heart has only one blood vessel, instead of two.

Jovović previously told the media a shocking story about the fact that the family needed money for a five-year-old daughter's heart surgery, which was followed by the opening of a giro account in the bank and the payment by citizens.

She called the journalists so that there would be no confusion again

"I didn't say anything bad against you, you are the only doctor who saved my child. And I don't know why the journalists didn't bring it up...", Jovović said.

"Given that you did not address me, but the journalists, I think it is important that they attend the conversation," said Miranović, to which Jovović had no objection.

However, he said that the journalists may not have conveyed his story in the best way.

"I didn't say anything bad against you, you are the only doctor who saved my child. And I don't know why the journalists didn't bring it up...", Jovović said.

Miranović replied that "she is hearing this for the first time" and that she had "a lot of discomfort because of it", while showing numerous papers about Tamara's referral to Belgrade, as well as examinations at the Institute, which show a situation "contrary to the public's impression that the Clinical Center did nothing about this case".

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