Publicly funded health care

Dan Barna: Planned National Agency for Health Infrastructure Investments does not add to bureaucracy

Deputy Prime Minister and USR PLUS Co-Chairman Dan Barna said today at the end of the meeting of the formation's National Bureau that the planned National Agency for Health Infrastructure Investments "does not add to bureaucracy" because it will be created by reorganizing an existing structure of the Health Ministry.

National infrastructure investment agency to manage hospitals of major local impact

The National Health Infrastructure Investment Agency will manage and operate hospitals that have a major local impact and operate under the authority of the Ministry of Health, Health Minister Ioana Mihaila said on Thursday. "The health component of Romania's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) has three major reform packages.

Bulgaria: Pirogov Emergency Hospital Checked for Inpatient Fraud

There are reports of illegal practices and inpatient fraud in Pirogov emergency hospital. The inspection is underway there, as well as in other hospitals across the country. It has nothing to do with a purge, but there are several problems in the provincial and Sofia hospitals, caretaker deputy Minister of Health Dimitar Petrov said in the studio of Nova TV.

Gov't passes ordinance on access of patients to medical services regardless of providers' ownership

The government on Tuesday passed an emergency ordinance regarding access of patients to medical services regardless of the providers' ownership, whether public or private, according to head of the Prime Minister's Chancellery Ionel Danca.

HealthMin Pintea: Pay to public healthcare staff, decent; no more need for additional income

Minister of Health Sorina Pintea said on Friday that the pay to the public healthcare staff reached a decent level and that "there is no more need for patients rounding up their income," and the initiative to dispatch undercover patients to public hospitals is not "witch hunt,' but an action designed to enforce the law.

Doctors, medical staff to stage work stoppage on Monday

Hospital doctors and medical staff will walk off the job from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, following a call to action by the Federation of Hospital Doctors of Greece and the national union of public hospital workers.

Unionists' demands include permanent hirings, the employment of support staff and wage increases.

Attica doctors, medical staff to walk off the job Monday

Hospital doctors and medical staff in Attica will walk off the job from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, according to a statement by the Federation of Hospital Doctors of Greece and the national union of public hospital workers.

Their demands include permanent hirings, the employment of support staff and wage increases.

Public hospitals in Thessaloniki score low in poll

Six in 10 Thessaloniki residents are unhappy with public hospitals and five in 10 with the healthcare system overall, according to a new survey presented by the northern port's Medical Association.

According to the study, 29.5 percent of respondents said they see a doctor only when they're afraid they may have something serious and just 18.3 percent have regular checkups.

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