We supply this Medical Centre in Arad with an assortment of donated pain relief and other medication. Dr. Popa and her team help around 2000 poor families & individuals who are unable to pay for their prescriptions or medical treatment. The only cost incurred is a small pharmacy charge.
Romania has the lowest health budget in Europe. The minimum wage is equivalent to £170 but many earn below this amount, especially in rural areas. Free health care for the elderly and children does not work in practice due to lack of funds. Health insurance is required to cover hospital admissions but few can afford the premiums. Health and social benefits are linked to employment record and it difficult to register for them.