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HEALTHEFF (ROBG-259)

“Increasing the efficiency of municipal health care in the border region Berkovitsa – Bailesti”

What’s the goal?

The objective of the project is to enhance the capacity for common cross-border cooperation in the field of health services in Berkovitsa and Bailesti Municipalities through creation of opportunities for the people in the distant villages to have adequate health care and supply of modern and innovative equipment for the municipal hospitals.

What’s the budget?

1,450,529.96 euro out of which 1,232,950.46 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary: Municipality Berkovitsa (Bulgaria)

Partners: City Hall Băilești (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 17.05.2019

End date: 16.05.2022

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Berkovisa, Montana District in Bulgaria

Bailesti, Dolj County  in Romania

How is it going to happen?  

  • Improvement of the efficiency through modernization of equipment of the municipal hospitals in Berkovitsa and Bailesti
  • Strengthen local cross border networks and increase the capacity of the health institutions:

      -1 Adopting the common policy in the field of health care;

      -1 Elaboration of Common Study on morbidity in CBC area

      -2 Joint conferences for presentation of the study and discussion round tables

      -1 Developing an information exchange tool

      -1 Developing the health services network of stakeholders in the cross border area

      -2 Organizing experience exchange visits

      -2 Organizing Joint training seminars

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 10 supported cross border mechanisms (agreements, networks, regulations, studies, policies, strategies, information exchange tools) to enhance cooperation capacity

Programme results: increased level of coordination of the public institutions in the eligible area

Project status (reflected in progress reports)

The project is in the 25th month of implementation out of 36 months (as extended with 12 months by addendum) and taking account of the information provided in the current project report (17.11.2020-16.05.2021), the project is implemented according to the activities work plan.

Lead Beneficiary – Berkovitsa Municipality

In this period of the implementation of the project, the LB was focused on the finalization of the tender procedures and has started with the implementation of the activities information and publicity, development of on-line instrument, elaboration of Common Study on morbidity in CBC area and Handbook etc.

The following contracts are finalized or in implementation:

-contract for development of tender documentation and contract templates according to Bulgarian national tender law, for translation services for external expertise for management of the project, information and communication activities under the project, elaboration of Common Study on morbidity in CBC area and Handbook for healthy life .

The Common Study on morbidity in CBC area and the Handbook for healthy life were finalized and reported by the Contractor.

The implementation of the contract for information and publicity is advanced.

Regarding the activity “T3- Improvement of the efficiency through modernization of equipment of the municipal hospital in Berkovitsa”, the supply public procurement procedure was finalized and signed the contract for:

Lot № 1 - "Supply of an equipped Mobile Cardiology Center",

Lot № 2 - "Delivery and installation of Digital Graphic X-ray Machine / 1 pc./"

Lot № 3 - "Delivery and installation of patient monitors / 4 pcs./"

Lot № 4 - "Delivery and installation of an ultrasound system for general and abdominal examination / 1 pc./"

Lot № 5 - "Delivery of transport incubator for newborns / 1 pc./"

Lot № 6 - "Delivery and installation of Autoclave / 1 pc./"

Lot № 8 - "Delivery of Transport respirator / 1 piece /".

Beneficiary 2

Regarding the activity “T4 Improvement of the efficiency through modernization of the equipment of the municipal hospital in Bailesti”, during this period, the open auction for the purchase of fixed and mobile radiology devices takes place. The announcement (no.CN1028656) was sent for publication on 22nd February 2021. The contract was signed.

Regarding the activity “T5 - Strengthen local cross border networks and increase the capacity of the health institutions”, the common public events under this work package were still not started due to the COVID-19 restriction in both countries.

The deadline for the half implementation period of the project was 31st of May 2020:

LB’s target at the half implementation period was 25,000 euro;

B2’s target at the half implementation period was 15,000 euro.

Both beneficiaries reached their decommitment targets set at the half implementation period according to information available in e-MS, as shown below:

LB declared 24,548.39 euro, representing 98.19% of the decommitment target;

B2 declared 52,441.77, representing 349.61% of the target.

Both beneficiaries avoided decommitment.

According to the information available in the system at the present moment, the progress of the project towards its financial objectives is:

LB’s total amount declared to FLC: 111,537.70 euro, out of which FLC certified 69,893.33 euro, representing 9.28% from the partner budget (753,074.10 euro);

B2’s total amount declared to FLC: 227,681.9 euro, out of which FLC certified 226,892.03 euro, representing 32.53% from the partner budget (697,455.86 euro).

Considering the amounts certified by FLC, 296,785.36 euro, the financial progress is 20.46% from the total budget (1,450,529.96 euro).                                                                              

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