The future ASA Hospital in Sarajevo will have 12 departments, ten operating rooms, 180 beds and will be spread over eight floors. A public call for the employment of 350 people has just been announced, it was pointed out today during the presentation of innovations and benefits of the ASA Hospital project.
The Director of the ASA Hospital project, Professor Rasim Jusufović, said that thanks to the good weather and unusually high temperatures, the works are progressing extremely well in the last two months.
“The building has been built up to the last floor, we are installing the external facade, which will be completed by the end of the year, we are doing extensive installation and other works,” said Jusufović, adding that today a public call for the employment of 350 people which covers the complete medical and almost all of the non-medical staff.
The tour of the ASA Hospital construction site included the rooms where patients will be staying after light, minimally invasive interventions, which, as Jusufović said, will have the most up-to-date equipment from German manufacturers and modern communication technologies.
“Basically, ASA hospital is a private general hospital and offers all those services that belong to secondary health care. We plan to establish and start with all those services in the first phase, which should happen in 12 months’ time. In the second phase, very soon after the opening, we want to introduce some disciplines that go beyond the limits of secondary health care, entering the tertiary level of health care, such as minimally invasive therapies, neurosurgery and some other disciplines that we believe, due to their inexistence domestically, patients have to seek that kind of care elsewhere around the world. We believe that our task and goal of the ASA Hospital is to offer these services to the local population, to all our fellow citizens in Sarajevo,” stated Jusufović.
He added that the clinical management of the hospital will be led by the Medical University of Vienna, which manages the Vienna General and University Hospital, under a strategic cooperation agreement. He stated that they want ASA Hospital to become ASA University Hospital soon.
“We, as a polyclinic health system and 260 people who already work in these polyclinics at 13 locations, already have certain contracts with the public system, precisely the cantonal health insurance institutes. As the opening of public funds increases towards private health institutions, we will be ready and we want to enter into such relations with public funds, although we will not wait for that,” added Jusufović.
According to him, the main and basic source and channel of funding of health care institutions for patients will be a combination of voluntary polyclinic health insurance, voluntary hospital health insurance, then partly contracts with public insurance and finally private payments.
“We will do everything, not only to bring high-quality healthcare services to Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina but perhaps even more important, we want to make these services affordable,” Jusufović emphasized.
In addition to Professor Jusufović, the innovations and benefits of the ASA Hospital project were presented by Enes Hatibović, who spoke about IT technologies and the solutions that will be applied, while Elvedin Talić spoke about medical technologies. Indira Musić and Alisa Alibegović from the marketing department spoke about the relationship with patients, and Adnan Bilić about the importance of quality and safety assurance within that project, Fena news agency reports.