Health Minister Florian Bodog (photo) said in Zalau that on Monday the Ministry will open a National Centre of Human Resources, which will grant assistance to the Romanian doctors abroad who want to come back to Romania.
Bodog pointed out that he already has signals from Germany and the UK on some doctors’ coming back to Romania, following the increase in the doctors’ wages.
“It is hard to find a solution to keep doctors in the country, however we have a few measures. The governance programme includes the increase in doctors’ wages, which is a very good measure which I think will work, and I already have received requests from doctors who want to come back to the country. Even now, on the last visit I paid to Germany, I was contacted by a clinic head from a thoracic surgery department, who would want to come back to Arad, Oradea, Timisoara or Cluj, where there are thoracic surgery departments (…) I also have requests from the UK. I have also talked to my British counterpart, in the meeting in Bonn, about the doctors working in the UK, in the Brexit context. We have also received requests [from doctors there] who want to come back to the country,” Florian Bodog told a press conference on Saturday.
He added that the doctors who want to come back to Romania will be granted assistance through the National Centre of Human Resources.
“We’ll be granting them assistance. Under the governance programme, we have provided and setup, within the Health Ministry, the National Centre of Human Resources, which will become operational on Monday. We’ll staff it and we’ll grant assistance to all doctors who want to come back to the country, regardless of their having studied here or elsewhere,” he said.
The Health Minister underscored that also in view will be measures for the doctors deficit in small towns.