Internal restructuring
Sud-Vest; Dolj;
Location of affected unit(s)
Dolj county (Sud-Vest region)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86 - Human health activities

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 June 2005
Employment effect (start)
6 June 2005
Foreseen end date
31 December 2005


At the beginning of June 2005, the Ministry of Health instructed the Public Healthcare Department of Dolj (Southern region) to lay-off 130 employees in the county hospitals and clinics. The process will affect medical assistants, currently totalling 6,534 people. The Decision came only a few weeks after a communiqué specifying that no more redundancies would be operated in the healthcare system.

Trade unions in the county expressed their dissatisfaction and disapproval of this measure. Local trade union leaders declared that medical staff is insufficient as it is and that additional redundancies would lead to a situation where a single medical assistant would have 75 beds in his/her care, which is a next to impossible feat. On 19 May 2005, trade unions in the sector held a protest meeting which included 166 protesters from Dolj. ‘We participated not just for ourselves, but also for the sick people who are forced to buy drugs out of their own pocket. At the moment, no hospital in Dolj has transfusion apparatus and medical assistants have no means of giving injections’.



Eurofound (2005), Romanian Public Healthcare, Internal restructuring in Romania, factsheet number 61843, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61843.