As last year, we end our series of retrospectives with the most read articles about health care.
Being one of the nations with the highest average age in Europe, unfortunately, it's no wonder that the citizens of Serbia want to know how and where state money is spent on what should be the most important, namely, clinical centers and hospitals. As long as we spend so much time there, they should at least be comfortable and look good.
The list of the chronic diseases of Serbia's healthcare system is as long as the queues in front of embassies, and the leaving of medical nurses and doctors to Germany drew a lot of attention last year, but nothing was done to stop it.
Some also wondered where the 20% of the budget meant for healthcare left. So did we.
In an article recently published on eKapija
, we checked how far the works on the most important healthcare projects had progressed. The Public Investment Management Office told us that around RSD 10.33 billion had been set aside for the reconstruction of 19 healthcare facilities and that the reconstruction of 15 facilities was being prepared as well, with the works slated to begin in 2020.
Among the important projects in the field of healthcare is the full reconstruction of the Military-Medical Academy, worth EUR 75 million, which will be realized thanks to the cooperation with the German development bank.
The construction of the long-awaited children's clinic Tirsova 2 has also been announced for 2020. As eKapija wanted to include the laying of the foundation stone for this facility in its calendar of events, we asked the City of Belgrade when the works should start exactly, but have not received an answer yet.
Here's what's been done, announced, started, or promised: