World Bank funds 32 million euros for Albanian health service

World Bank funds 32 million euros for Albanian health service

Tirana, 24 November 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

The World Bank has presented another project for the Albanian health service. The project “Improvement of the Health Service” has a value of 32 million euros.

Tahseen Sayed, permanent representative of the World Bank for Albania, said that “it’s very important that everyone in Albania has access to health services, in spite of their financial situation”.

“The success of this project stands on the people who are behind this project”, Mrs. Sayed said.

Talking about the start of this important project, Minister of Health, Ilir Beqaj said that it’s based on several concrete objectives.

“8 million euros will be spent on strengthening pediatric medical service. With this fund for the pediatric ward at QSUT alone, there will be improvements of several main services”, Mr. Beqaj said.

Health service is one of the most delicate sectors and is still far from European standards in Albania. Corruption, bribery, shortages in infrastructure, personnel and medications have accompanied public hospitals for years now.

People’s perception on the conditions and corruption is high. Many people say that they face a treatment without standards and bribery in all the chain of professions of the Albanian medicine. /ibna/