Hospitals executives have initiated a hospital management course for their training to ensure they follow the best practices for administering such vital services for citizens.
It is the first time that the school of hospital directors has opened its doors and the Minister of Health, Ogerta Manastirliu, considers this process part of decentralization, meaning more accountability and transparency.
"14 million euros have been invested with many new projects having been implemented this year in the health sector. These investments spread across 11 regional hospitals, as well as in Tirana.
"But management is obviously important for providing quality services to citizens, so we decided to open the school of hospital directors for the first time," said Ogerta Manastirliu.
This year, basic medicines will be guaranteed in every hospital as the Health Minister adds there will be no medicine shortages or use of those which have expired.
The Minister stated that they will launch a process that will assess the hospitals according to their performance, and that this will form part of the ongoing accreditation process.
"The first cycle of hospital management will lay the foundations for good management of financial resources. Before raising funds, the actual funds should be properly administered.
"So the school we are opening today will continue with other cycles - until every penny of public money goes to the patient, in order to improve the service for the citizens," said Ogerta Manastirliu.
The School of Directors starts today and will continue over the next 5 weekends. Familiar lecturers and professionals of this field, both local and foreign, will conduct these intensive courses.