We are very sad to announce that our friend and colleague, Dragan Toroman, senior IT expert specialized in medical IT, passed away in Belgrade, Serbia on 13/04/20, victim of Covid19 infection. He was only 50.
I met Dragan in 2005 when leading EU-funded project “Strengthening the Services of Public Health Laboratories in Serbia” where he was leading IT activities during the 3 years of the project. After, Dragan collaborated several times with IQLS, in Vietnam (implementation of a simple TB/HIV Laboratory Information Management System), in Malaysia, few times in France (last project one year ago with MSF on minilab LIMS).
Beyond his IT capacities (Head of Computer Science Department at Petnica University in Serbia), and pragmatism (always considering difficulties as interesting challenges to overcome) Dragan was a joyful colleague, with a great sense of humour and sarcasm, always humble with beneficiaries and partners.
We are all conveying our thoughts to Vesna and Lidija, his wife and daughter, reminding them that we stand ready when needed.
Dragan, I will miss you, our work, our moments of fun. Rest in peace brate!
For those interested, a small article from Republika newspaper (in Serbian) describes his career: https://www.republika.rs/hronika/hronika/199703/odlazak-legende-istrazivacke-stanice-petnica-preminuo-dragan-toroman