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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

RO health minister proposes measures to increase Covid-19 vaccination pace

Health minister Ioana Mihăilă submitted to the Government a series of proposals meant to accelerate the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, she told News.ro in an interview.

These include having people vaccinated by family doctors in outpatient care or at home and granting meal vouchers to those who choose to get vaccinated. Organizing a raffle for the vaccinated is another proposal.

“For the time being, we are working on a proposal to grant meal vouchers to those who get vaccinated from now on, and we are in talks, we don’t have a final form yet, for a raffle for the vaccinated who wish to take part,” she told News.ro. “These are the measures we have agreed on at the moment; these will be expanded if they are successful or replaced by other measures if they are deemed necessary.”

The minister explained that healthcare professionals who did not get vaccinated should undertake the costs of getting tested periodically, given that the vaccine is offered for free and scientific data confirmed its safety.

“It is the responsibility of the staff who, despite all the scientific data concerning the vaccine’s safety, despite the vaccine being offered for free, still do not wish to get vaccinated. They are free to choose this, but it is not the responsibility of the Romanian taxpayers to pay for the tests,” she explained.

(Photo: Cateyeperspective/ Dreamstime)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

RO health minister proposes measures to increase Covid-19 vaccination pace

Health minister Ioana Mihăilă submitted to the Government a series of proposals meant to accelerate the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, she told News.ro in an interview.

These include having people vaccinated by family doctors in outpatient care or at home and granting meal vouchers to those who choose to get vaccinated. Organizing a raffle for the vaccinated is another proposal.

“For the time being, we are working on a proposal to grant meal vouchers to those who get vaccinated from now on, and we are in talks, we don’t have a final form yet, for a raffle for the vaccinated who wish to take part,” she told News.ro. “These are the measures we have agreed on at the moment; these will be expanded if they are successful or replaced by other measures if they are deemed necessary.”

The minister explained that healthcare professionals who did not get vaccinated should undertake the costs of getting tested periodically, given that the vaccine is offered for free and scientific data confirmed its safety.

“It is the responsibility of the staff who, despite all the scientific data concerning the vaccine’s safety, despite the vaccine being offered for free, still do not wish to get vaccinated. They are free to choose this, but it is not the responsibility of the Romanian taxpayers to pay for the tests,” she explained.

(Photo: Cateyeperspective/ Dreamstime)

simona@romania-insider.com

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