Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic
Recently, Croatia as well as the rest of the world has been going through a difficult time caused by the sudden spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). It is difficult to predict the situations which we are going to face in the upcoming period. Doctors and pharmacists have been working under great pressure from panicked patients that are seeking both medical and psychological help and words of encouragement. Therefore, it is very important to prevent not only the spread of the virus but also of panic, and the best weapon in this fight against the coronavirus outbreak is knowledge: it is important to educate oneself on infection prevention measures and listen attentively to advice given by epidemiologists, since they are experts in the field.
Hand washing and disinfection are key to preventing infection. Hands should be washed frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, a disinfectant containing at least 60 % of alcohol should be used. The virus enters the body through one’s eyes, nose and mouth, so these areas should not be touched with unclean hands. In addition, smoking cessation reduces the risk of developing a severe pulmonary disease caused by the new coronavirus. Handshakes, hugging and kissing are best avoided, while a distance of at least one meter should be maintained during conversations. It is also advised to walk and cycle as much as possible, while public transport should be avoided. Moreover, large groups of people and public gatherings should be avoided.
Many people are working from home these days (so-called smart working) to reduce the risk of contagion, which gives employees a sense of security, thus affecting the quality of their job responsibilities. In such cases, it is important to ensure the continuity of work and to prevent possible problems. Marti Farm has taken all necessary measures to ensure smooth workflow, and our employees have already welcomed working from home. Case processing remains at an expert level thanks to the validated pharmacovigilance database Sympto®. During this difficult period of the COVID-19 virus pandemic worldwide, we decided to enable a 2-month FREE use of Sympto® to companies which cannot process cases, track literature or do their normal daily pharmacovigilance work. We want to help you with not worrying about how your employees will do their work successfully from home. Sympto® is accessible through all web browsers as well as Android and Mac devices. It can process and send cases in multiple formats, track literature monitoring activities globally and locally and summarise data into activity reports, which can be downloaded as PDF files.
Each of us can contribute to the current situation and the further course of events by behaving responsibly and listening to expert recommendations, thereby keeping ourselves and others safe. Lastly, let’s not forget health care professionals, who are making countless efforts each day to remedy this difficult situation: thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication!
Lucija Bedeniković / MPharm, Senior Pharmacovigilance Associate
Lašćinska cesta 40
Planinska ulica 13/2
Office: +385 1 5588 297
Pharmacovigilance: +385 1 5588 297
Clinical trials: +385 1 5614 330
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Fax: +385 1 2420 860
Tel: +385 1 5588 297
Full company name
Short company name
Marti Farm Ltd. Trade and Services
Marti Farm Ltd.
Lašćinska cesta 40, HR-10000 Zagreb
Planinska ulica 13/2, HR-10000 Zagreb
a limited liability company
Commercial Court of Zagreb
HRK 20,000.00 (paid in its entirety)
Martina Diminić Smetiško, director of the
company (Representing the company
individually and independently, Responsible
person for data protection)
HR3623600001102197724 (Zagrebačka banka)
HR4324020061100628669 (Erste banka)
Full company name: Marti Farm Ltd. Trade and Services
Short company name: Marti Farm Ltd.
Headquarters: Lašćinska cesta 40, HR-10000 Zagreb
Office: Planinska ulica 13/2, HR-10000 Zagreb
Legal form: a limited liability company
Court register: Commercial Court of Zagreb
Registration number: 080751121
Share capital: HRK 20,000.00 (paid in its entirety)
Authorized representative: Martina Diminić Smetiško, director of the company (Representing the company individually and independently, Responsible person for data protection)
Bank account: HR3623600001102197724 (Zagrebačka banka), HR4324020061100628669 (Erste banka)