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PM Marković hosts EFMA delegation: Healthcare is in Government's focus, we invest millions of euros in improving quality of citizen’s healthcare

PM Marković hosts EFMA delegation: Healthcare is in Government
Published date: 16.07.2019 13:50 | Author: PR Service

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Podgorica, Montenegro (16 July 2019) -- Prime Minister of Montenegro Duško Marković hosted earlier today the delegation of the European Forum of Medical Associations (EFMA), who are staying in Montenegro in order to prepare the 34th Annual Meeting of the Forum scheduled to take place in Podgorica in late August.

The Prime Minister welcomed the delegation, led by Secretary-General Dr Otmar Kloiber, and thanked the Forum for the decision to organise, in collaboration with the Medical Chamber of Montenegro, this year’s meeting in our country. 

Prime Minister Marković told the EFMA delegation that health is one of the areas that is in the focus of the Government and that the Government and the line ministry have been working on boosting citizen’s healthcare and living standards of healthcare employees. As a confirmation, the Prime Minister presented the facts implying that in the past four years, modern medical equipment worth more that EUR 9 million has been purchased, that more than EUR 8 million have been invested directly in the reconstruction and renovation of health facilities and through the programme of the energy efficiency improvement, as well as that 234 doctors returned to the healthcare system as specialists, while 430 doctors have been sent to specialisation, for which the funds were provided from the Budget. Prime Minister Duško Marković also noted that in the past two years alone, 160 medical workers have solved their housing issue and that the Government together with the unions signed an agreement on providing funds for solving housing issues of the healthcare employees by 2020 worth EUR 1.2 million.

Both sides agreed on the further improvement of Montenegro’s health care system, as one of the preconditions for even better positioning of our country as a luxury tourist destination, emhasising that Montenegro has great potential for the development of health tourism. 

In that regard, Dr Kloiber congratulated the Government on the current reforms of the health system and society as a whole, and on the successful development policy, noting that Montenegro is already seen as an integral part of Europe. 

President of the Medical Chamber of Montenegro Dr Aleksandar Mugoša also attended the meeting.