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  • Albania Health Situation

    Posted by franksupa on September 4, 2008

    Health Situation

    The public hospital medical facilities are still very weak while some private health facilities are higher level than public, even though they are still able to make interventions.

    The public hospital medical facilities are still very weak while some private health facilities are higher level than public, even though they are still able to perform more complex. The sanitation situation is precarious because of open-air sewers, water infiltration in the network than sewer, low supply of water and the malfunctioning of waste disposal
    It is satisfactory finding medicines in major cities, which are mainly imported from Italy, Greece and Romania. We recommend, however, to address the larger pharmacies and always check the expiration of medicines before the purchase.
    There are still frequent, although declining gradually, cases of hepatitis, gastroenteritis, salmonellosis, tuberculosis, meningitis.
    It is recommended, and then, after consulting doctor, vaccination against these diseases.
    For any repatriations health emergency is a need to address at the Italian Embassy in Tirana (emergency number compatriots, active H24: 355.4.274900). You are strongly advised Finally, to conclude, before undertaking the journey, medical insurance, to include, in addition to coverage of medical expenses, including the possible return air health or transfer in any other country.

    Warnings

    It is recommended that:
    Drink only water and bottled drinks without adding ice,
    Not to eat food and raw minced meat,
    Always wash and disinfect fruits and vegetables before consumption.

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