The US government, through an EUCOM funded project, has provided USD 710,000 financing for the renovation of two hospitals in Romania: one is located in Ghimpati, Giurgiu county, and the other in Iasi, Iasi county.
On November 15, Ambassador Gitenstein participated in a ceremony dedicating USD 410, 000 for the renovation of the Ghimpati emergency hospital in Giurgiu county. The hospital’s façade, windows, heating and electrical systems, roof, and doors will be refurbished. This project will benefit 25,000 Romanian citizens living in communities in and around Ghimpati.
The second investment, worth USD 300,000, will go to the renovation of the St. Mary’s Children’s’ hospital in Iasi county. The funding will be used to refurbish the walls, floors, windows and electrical system of the Hospital’s third floor. Colgate-Palmolive and the Scheherazade Foundation are also providing funding to renovate the hospital.
As a result of these and other projects, the U.S.government has contributed USD 1,320,000 to improve health care services in Romania in 2012. These projects include over USD 400,000 for a tele-medicine project with the Ministry of Health funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Other EUCOM sponsored projects have included: the upgrade of the helicopter landing pad at the Emergency Hospital in Constanta, renovation of Cincu Clinic, renovation of the Nicolae Balcescu Clinic in Constanta County, renovation of a hospital wing in Harsova, funding for the Romanian Women’s Health Initiative, and a tuberculosis awareness program.