Committee Sittings outside of the National Assembly Seat

Prokuplje

Monday, 30 January 2017

Fifth Sitting of the Health and Family Committee

At the sitting held on 30 January 2017, in Prokuplje, the members of the Health and Family Committee reviewed the functioning of health care services in the Toplica District.


30 January 2017 Fifth Sitting of the Health and Family Committee

30 January 2017 Fifth Sitting of the Health and Family Committee

Dr Snezana Arsic, Director of “Dr Aleksa Savic” general hospital in Prokuplje, covering the entire territory of the Toplica District comprising four municipalities (Blace, Kursumlija, Zitoradja and Prokuplje), said that in order to keep the healthcare services functioning properly, it is imperative to invest into the hospital infrastructure and buildings. She also said that the renovation and adaptation of the surgical bloc would allow for high quality hospital care.

After the reports of the representatives of health care institutions from the Toplica District, Doc. Dr Ferenc Vicko, State Secretary at the Ministry of Health, agreed that it is imperative to change the manner of financing, stressing that one of the chief objectives of the Ministry of Health is also to conduct and invest into screening so to reduce death outcomes of cervical, breast and colon cancer.

Committee Chairman Dr Sci. med. Darko Laketic said that, in cooperation with the executive and in line with the law, it is imperative to improve health care services in the Toplica District and across the country.

After the debate, the Committee adopted the following Conclusion:

  1. Having reviewed the buildings, equipment and personnel of Prokuplje General Hospital, and interviewed persons in charge about the situation in the health clinics in the region, the Committee notes that the working conditions of the health care service are sub-par, especially in Prokuplje General Hospital where the conditions in the surgical bloc, its operating and prep rooms, were found to be truly dismal.

  2. Considering that the Republic as common health care interest supplies funds for the construction and equipment of state-owned health care institutions in its possession, the Committee suggests that the Ministry of Health secure the funds needed for an urgent reconstruction of Prokuplje General Hospital surgical bloc to optimize the solution for the health care needs of the citizens of Toplica District and improve the quality of health care, for the preservation and improvement of the citizens’ health, which is important for other areas with similar problems.
The Committee then went on to adopt the Working Group’s Report on civic petitions and proposals processed from December 2016 to date.

The sitting was chaired by Committee Chairman Dr Sci. med. Darko Laketic, and attended by the following Committee members and deputy members: Dr Branislav Blazic, Prof. Dr Milan Knezevic, Dr Dragana Barisic, Dr Ljubica Mrdakovic Todorovic, Dr Svetlana Nikolic Pavlovic, Milovan Krivokapic, Marko Zeljug, Danijela Stojadinovic, Dr Danica Bukvic, Vladimir Djuric, Gordana Comic, Milena Bicanin, Dragan Vesovic, Vesna Ivkovic, as well as MPs MA Marko S. Milenkovic and Prim. Dr Branimir Rancic.

The Committee held the sitting outside of the National Assembly seat via project “Strengthening the Oversight Role and Transparency of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Phase II”, conducted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, with the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Prokuplje: Photo gallery

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