Press Release

UNOPS is transforming hospitals across Albania into  modern state-of-the-art medical care and diagnostic services facilities

05 September 2022

Improving diagnostics capacities in hospitals across Albania is well underway

As a part of the COVID-19 emergency response project, implemented by UNOPS in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection through a World Bank loan, the renovation works at the Infectious Diseases Clinic (IDC), within the Mother Teresa Hospital in Tirana, have progressed significantly and will be completed in October 2022.  The works, worth EUR 5.61 million, will transform the IDC into a state-of-the-art modern clinic serving more than 10,000 patients a year.  After renovation, the clinic will have 16 emergency beds, 8 Intensive Care Units (ICU) and 87 ward beds and improve life-saving medical services to the people in need.

During her recent joint inspection visit with Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama, the Minister of Health and Social Protection Ogerta Manastirliu noted that UNOPS is ensuring  the highest standards of procurement and renovation works.

Caption: Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama and Minister of Health and Social Protection Ogerta Manastirliu visiting the Infectious Diseases Clinic in Tirana.
Photo: © UNOPS Albania

“The new hospital set-up will enable us to respond to public health emergencies in the most efficient way. It will have twice as many reanimation beds,  contemporary medical equipment, a laboratory, lecture hall for university students and waiting areas for the patients’ relatives” underlined Ms Manastirliu.

In parallel, UNOPS has renovated and installed state-of-art CT scanners at the hospitals of Shefqet Ndroqi, Korca and Trauma (Tirana). Additionally,  three X-Ray rooms installed  in hospitals in Lac, Vore and Paskuqan will allow local residents to receive timely and high-quality medical services. These are the latest UNOPS deliveries aimed at improving the diagnostics capacity in 15 imaging centers in 13 hospitals across Albania. Through this effort, Albanian citizens and healthcare providers will benefit from an additional capacity of 10 Digital X-Ray systems, 4 CT scanners and 1 Angiography system.

An installed CT room
Photo: © UNOPS Albania

Additionally, in September 2022 UNOPS will provide 12 hospitals throughout Albania with 8 mobile X-Rays and 4 all-purpose Ultrasounds. This high-tech equipment will enable radiologists to increase the speed and quality of diagnostic services for the coming decade.


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