Jasmina Knežević, Director, Bel Medic

NOMINEE FOR HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR POSITION

I believe that the next two years will be crucial for changing health care policies and practices in Serbia, which is why I accept the nomination for the Vice Chair of the Health Care Committee. If elected, I would work to improve the policy - Laws on Health Care, Health Insurance and Medicines - to reduce red tape and enable cooperation between public and private sector. Being an owner and manager of a once small practice and now a serious medical system, I believe that efficient resource allocation is crucial for rectifying many of public health care system deficiencies - waiting lists, access to medicines and medical devices that bring better investment/health result ratio. If elected, I would use my experience and network and work with all of you to convince the policy makers that working with the private sector is not a threat but an opportunity for improving health care in Serbia.