The eKapija investment team has recently done an analysis and formed a ranking list of investments and investment ideas that attracted the greatest attention of eKapija users in 2014. The results are very interesting, some are expected, but there is a plenty of surprises, which is why we have decided to share this information with you.
We present you the most interesting projects in the category of HEALTHCARE.
A statement by the director of the Clinical Center of Serbia, Miljko Ristic, that there is no good medical treatment in Serbia without connections shocked both professional and general public in late 2014 and brought about an avalanche of comments as well as different reactions. Mr. Ristic dissociated himself by saying that such claims were a personal opinion and added: "Am I supposed to keep quiet about health care in Serbia?" Others chose not to disclose the reasons for their "rebellion". Resignation of the head of the Republic Health Insurance Fund, Momcilo Babic, has remained unexplained. It was speculated that the reason for his resignation lied in the New Regulations on Drug List and his conflict with the minister, but neither the Republic Health Insurance Fund nor the Health Ministry have come out with any official information to date.
Waiting lists in health care are still quite long, the announced unique information system is still far from completed, hospitals and clinics are still lacking, and young doctors still see Germany as a promised land.
However, some things have started improving. December 2014 saw the implantation of the first artificial heart in Serbia and some serious actions taken by the Fund for treating children abroad, while Minister Zlatibor Loncar announced that citizens could go to private practice with a valid health care as early as by the end of 2015. In 2014, cooperation between public and private healthcare sector was in the spotlight all year long, and eKapija dedicated its first Theme Bulletin
to this topic.
The year 2014 also saw the formation of the Association of Private Health Facilities and Practices of Serbia which announced the making of ID cards of the private sector and its integration into the state healthcare system. Although it is not a concrete investment, by advocating the recognition of private healthcare sector as equal to the public one - at a professional, functional and administrative level, the new association will help find solutions to problems in the Serbian health care and, thus, also contribute to a better and more rational health care for people in our country.
Investment ideas, announcements and expectations were abundant during the whole last year, but what lacked was their implementation.