Free COVID take a look at on admission to hospital. Managers threat being fired in the event that they make sufferers pay

The Minister of Well being publicizes, in a press launch, that sufferers don’t have to pay for the COVID take a look at upon admission to the hospital, the prices being borne by the general public well being unit from its personal revenues. In any other case, hospital managers who make admission conditional on the presentation of a COVID take a look at could be fired.

Alexandru Rafila, the Minister of Well being, not too long ago permitted an Order concerning some measures utilized by well being models, in conditions of epidemiological threat of an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, based on which the COVID checks for hospitalized sufferers are free.

“In accordance with the doc, with a purpose to stop and restrict infections related to medical care, public well being models can set up testing of sufferers for the detection of an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as a part of the admission screening exercise. The prices of the screening exercise are borne by the general public well being unit from its personal revenues”, states the quoted supply.

The Ministry of Well being emphasizes that “managers of public well being services have the duty to take the mandatory measures to make sure sufferers’ entry to public well being services, in addition to their entry to medical companies, with out presenting the results of a take a look at to detect an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus” .

“Failure to adjust to these provisions by the managers of public well being models is grounds for termination of the administration contract, based on artwork. 184 of Regulation no. 95/2006 on well being reform, republished, with subsequent amendments and additions”, the assertion additionally states.

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