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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania wants to fight shortage of doctors with more places in residency program

The Romanian government plans to increase the number of places available this year in the medical residency program, local Hotnews.ro reported.

A draft decision put up for public debate proposes 5,415 places for residents for this year, instead of 5,000 as stipulated in a previous decision.

“Romania is facing a major shortage of specialist doctors, a deficiency that will deepen in the coming years, their number likely to reach the figure of 12,000 specialists over the next 15 years,” reads the draft decision.

According to recent data from the National Statistics Institute (INS), 58,600 doctors were working in Romania’s healthcare system in 2017, a slight increase compared to 2016, when there were 57,300 doctors. Romania thus had one doctor for 335 inhabitants.

Romania’s public healthcare system loses 5,000 doctors in 20 years

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania wants to fight shortage of doctors with more places in residency program

The Romanian government plans to increase the number of places available this year in the medical residency program, local Hotnews.ro reported.

A draft decision put up for public debate proposes 5,415 places for residents for this year, instead of 5,000 as stipulated in a previous decision.

“Romania is facing a major shortage of specialist doctors, a deficiency that will deepen in the coming years, their number likely to reach the figure of 12,000 specialists over the next 15 years,” reads the draft decision.

According to recent data from the National Statistics Institute (INS), 58,600 doctors were working in Romania’s healthcare system in 2017, a slight increase compared to 2016, when there were 57,300 doctors. Romania thus had one doctor for 335 inhabitants.

Romania’s public healthcare system loses 5,000 doctors in 20 years

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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