Sectoral Research and Development Plan for Medicine (2014-2020)

Published on January 7, 2014
The Health Strategy (2014-2020) is the result of an endeavor that led to the construction of a unified strategy, a strategy that was built in accordance with the Europe 2020 Strategy. A dual approach was considered, and thematic committees were established. The vision was for minimal services with an emphasis on prevention, increasing the proportion of conditions resolved on an outpatient basis. The strategy was conceived in the form of three pillars.

The axis of public health, as the main direction, aims to reduce the incidence of non-communicable diseases, vascular diseases, respiratory and digestive diseases, decrease mortality and morbidity, reduce the significance of disease incidence, and improve mental health.
The health service axis encompasses the basic package, strategic hospitals, emergency integrated systems, with the aim of increasing efficiency and effectiveness in providing medical care. The placement of 8 regional hospitals is pursued, along with the completion of hospital classification; cross-cutting measures.
The human resources axis consists of revising the salary system, excluding health professionals from the budgetary category; measures regarding residency (on-the-job facilities). Qualification of nurses. Measures related to the inclusion, exclusion of drugs.
Unfortunately, after it was approved, the Academy of Medical Sciences began the process of creating working groups led by academy representatives, selecting hospitals and institutes to coordinate the established research themes, and advancing reports detailing the research process on allocated topics. The Sectoral Plan was subsequently halted by the Ministry of Health for reasons unknown.