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Ioana Mihaila, USR PLUS nomination for Health Minister. President Iohannis: Health care reform is needed and intervention is necessary to make hospitals more efficient and safe

Save Romania Union – Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) proposed on Wednesday Ioana Mihaila, currently Secretary of State with the Ministry of Health, to take over the leadership of this institution.

The proposal was submitted to Prime Minister Florin Citu, announces a USR PLUS press release sent to AGERPRES.

“My priority will be to resolve the health crisis through concrete measures to support hospitals. I am a doctor and I know closely the situation in hospitals and what my colleagues have been facing for more than a year. They need firm and clear solutions and this is what I intend to do, together with my colleagues in the ministry – to come to their aid, and everything that has been done well so far will continue. I unfailingly stand by the commitments I have made as Secretary of State in the Ministry of Health: restoring the health infrastructure, supporting the outpatient segment and family medicine, as well as allocating funding on objective criteria. Depoliticizing the health system will be an essential point of my mandate,” Ioana Mihaila was quoted as saying.

Ioana Mihaila was born in 1980 and is a primary endocrinologist. She was appointed Secretary of State in the Ministry of Health at the beginning of 2021. In this capacity, she coordinated the management of investments in the Romanian medical system from external funds and the development of the health component in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.


President Iohannis: Health care reform is needed and intervention is necessary to make hospitals more efficient and safe


President Klaus Iohannis believes that health care reform is needed and intervention is necessary to make hospitals more efficient and safer, adding that he will talk more about these things on Wednesday night when the ceremony for the appointment of the new Minister of Health will be held.

The change that was made in the Government was “correct”, Klaus Iohannis had declared earlier, referring to the revocation of Vlad Voiculescu from the position of Minister of Health.

On a visit to a mobile vaccination center in Afumati commune, Ilfov county, President Iohannis also spoke about the fire at the Psychiatry Department of the County Hospital in southern Slatina.

“Before I arrived at the center, I received some sad news and I was on the phone to get the latest information. There is a fire at the Psychiatric Hospital in Slatina. The data so far show us that there aren’t any seriously injured people, people who were on the premises have been evacuated and the firefighters are entering the scene to see if there is anyone left. The final situation will therefore be presented by those who are there. But for now, fortunately, it is not as serious as it could have seemed at the beginning. But the alarm signal is clear, reform is needed, we need to intervene, we need to make hospitals more secure, and I’m going to talk about these things in more detail, probably tonight when I think we’re going to have the investiture ceremony for a new Minister of Health,” said Klaus Iohannis.


Ioana Mihaila’s biofile


Primary endocrinologist Ioana Mihaila was born on November 20, 1980, according to the resume published on the website of the Ministry of Health, ms.ro.

During 1999-2005, she was a student of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” in western Cluj-Napoca. She’s a graduate in general medicine. She became a specialist doctor in endocrinology after, between 2006 and 2010, she completed training courses in residency at the Endocrinology Clinic of the County Clinical Hospital in Cluj-Napoca, the cited source said.

In June 2008, she obtained the certificate of endocrine ultrasound at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa” in northeastern Iasi.

Since July 2012, she is an EMPRETEC graduate, an entrepreneurship workshop for small and medium-sized companies, supported by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, funded by the Agency for Small and Medium Companies. In 2017, she graduated from a medical-patient communication course through the “motivational interviewing” technique, supported by the Public Health School at the “Babes-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca.

She practiced as a doctor specializing in endocrinology, became an administrator at Dermalite SRL, carrying out a medical and organizational management activity, was a specialist doctor in endocrinology at the Municipal Hospital of Oradea, according to ro.linkedin.com.

As of July 1, 2014, she is a primary endocrinologist and the coordinator of the medical activity of the Medena Clinic in northwestern Oradea. Between 2018 and 2019, she coordinated, within the Medena Clinic, the preparation for the accreditation process from the National Health Quality Management Authority.

In May 2018, she became a member of the civic organization “Platforma Romania 100”, in which she coordinated the project “Medical Caravan”, dedicated to providing free medical services to people in rural areas, according to ioanamihailaprimar.ro.

She joined the Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (PLUS) on the party’s first day of existence on 26 October 2018. She was elected president of the county branch of PLUS Bihor. She coordinated the local campaign of the formation for the 2019 European Parliament elections.

In 2020, she was the USR-PLUS Alliance candidate for Oradea City Hall.

She contributed to the management of the COVID-19 crisis in the USR-PLUS government programme.

On 1 February 2021, Ioana Mihaila was appointed as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health by a decision of Prime Minister Florin Citu. In this capacity, she coordinated the investment management activities in the Romanian health system from external funds and the elaboration of the health component of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

Ioana Mihaila was awarded the “Young Researchers in Endocrinology” Award of the Romanian Society of Endocrinology for her work “Celiac Disease: A Rare Cause of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism”, presented at the National Congress of Endocrinology, held in central Sinaia in 2009. She is a member of the Romanian Society of Endocrinology.

She speaks English and French.


Via Agerpres


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