Dr. Victor Costache: "I am indeed the Minister of Health, but I am still a surgeon and we do not abandon our patients"
Dr. Victor Costache, the new Minister of Health, spoke in an interview for turnulsfatului.ro about how he reconciles the position of Minister with that of doctor.
"I am indeed the Minister of Health, but I am still a surgeon in the only cardiovascular disease center in the region and obviously we do not abandon our patients. The medical activity in Sibiu continues on Friday, after the program, but also on Saturday all day, sometimes even on Sunday, ”Dr. Costache said.
The doctor explained that, although there are many problems to be solved regarding the health system in Romania, he is grateful that he was given the opportunity to improve them.
"In this first month after the appointment, I had to cover with one secretary of state the job that was normally done with five secretaries of state. Of course, the program is intense, there are many problems to solve, but given that I have been in management positions and so far everything is prioritized and treated calmly to find the optimal solutions, ”added the Minister of Health.