Health budget novelties – Baby boost fund ALL 2 billion, doctors salary increase by 7%
The budget of health and social protection has increased about 5% compared to the previous year according to Minister Ogerta Manastirliu. But this conclusion is not correct as the minister has been referring to the value over ALL 75 billion for the 2019 budget, including over ALL 13 billion coming from health contributions.
The actual budget for the ministry in question for the coming year is over ALL 60.8 billion, while in 2018 this budget was over ALL 60.1 billion. For the first time in the health budget is forecast a ALL 2 billion fund which will be used for baby boom, while this budget also foresees a 7% increase in the white shirt with a ALL 1 billion fund.
The budget envisions and rehabilitates 100 health centers during 2019 with a financial value of ALL 300 million. During the following year, the surgery will also be completed with an investment of 8 million euros. While referring to social support for the first time, a social fund of ALL 150 million will be created and social enterprises with a value of ALL 200 million will be supported.