Commission on Human Rights
1. My delegation is grateful to Dr. Paul Hunt for his mission in Romania, for his professional and balanced report and the recommendations that resulted therefrom. My authorities were glad to lend to the Special Rapporteur the assistance he needed and to engage in a mutually useful dialogue. The mission might have contributed to a better understanding by Dr. Hunt and this Commission on the right to health related questions. For the Romanian authorities the mission has contributed to changes of order of some issues on their agendas of priorities. Please rest assured that competent bodies are considering the recommendations made by Dr. Hunt carefully. Additional action will also follow.
2. As a general remark, I would like to emphasise that the recommendations of the Special Rapporteur are, in general, in accordance with the Romanian Government's vision on the extension of the on going programs. Certainly not every progress accomplished is fully reflected in the report, but obviously we recognize the need for the Special Rapporteur to be concise and to focus challenges rather than on achievements.
I have also two more specific comments::
a. On the treatment of persons suffering from TB: the entire medical assistance,
investigations, medicines, supervision, are completely free of charge for
the entire population. The access at the medical assistance is fully available
and free of charge for any person suspected to suffer from TB. The National
Program of Tuberculosis Control, as well as the frame-contract regarding the
insurance of the medical assistance explicitly mentions that the persons who
suffer from TB or who are suspected of suffering from this disease can
present themselves at the pneumophtysiology cabinets without a notification
from the family physician.
GOAL 1: To implement the National Health Programs in 100% of the
Roma communities, with special focus on preventive programs, health
promotion, and health of child and family and with the use of health
My authorities are ready to continue the dialogue with the Special Rapporteur in the years to come. Thank you
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