The healthcare services in Romania have evolved during the past few decades, and especially since the country became a part of the European Union in 2007. The government has been taking strict measures to ensure that all citizens have access to healthcare facilities and services. It is also securing and deploying funds to improve the current state of healthcare in Romania, in both private and public systems, with a motive to have it match the standards of other leading healthcare systems across the world.
Clinics and private hospitals have enhanced the quality of medical care, treatments and surgeries, due to the increasing number of medical tourists flying into Romania. There are numerous multidisciplinary hospitals that offer medical care, such as, fertility treatments, cardiac surgeries, and ophthalmology surgeries.
Hospitals and Doctors Standards in Romania
The Ministry of Public Health regulates the healthcare sector in Romania. The private healthcare establishments in Romania are known to offer premium patient-friendly services and have top-notch medical machines. The growth in private medical institutions has also backed Romania's domestic medical equipment market. The year-on-year growth of the medical equipment market in Romania is estimated to be nearly 35 percent.
The governmental bodies in Romania are working towards setting up quality management systems in the healthcare industry, to review the standards of healthcare facilities, and eliminate concerns of quality and safety of medical care that arise among medical tourists. In 2014, the Romanian government was engaging in talks with the World Bank for the approval of 250 million-euros for the purpose of improving the infrastructure of the healthcare system in the country. The World Bank fund is expected to be used for the modernization of healthcare facilities, improvement of healthcare governance bodies and to fight diseases like cancer. Numbers say that upgrading the infrastructure, safety and medical care services in Romania could bring in about 500,000 medical tourists to the country by 2014.
The medical personnel in Romanian healthcare institutions undergo extensive studies to secure a medical degree. All type of medical professionals - doctors, dentists, surgeons, pharmacists, nurses and others - have to qualify to the certification standards specified by the Ministry of Health to practice medicine in Romania. The staff in most Romanian hospitals and clinics are friendly and hospitable, and fluent in Hungarian, German and English. This makes it easy for European and Western medical tourists to converse with practitioners.
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