to increase the quality of ostomates' life,
to implement the Charter of Ostomy Rights also in Romania and to make pressure in order to be respected,
to stimulate and support developing in stoma care,
to involve authorities and ostomy suppliers,
to support ostomates and their families, to monitor and promote their interests at goverment institutions.
ROMANIAN OSTOMY ASSOCIATION
Romanian Ostomy Association was founded in 1996 at the initiative of 26 founding members and it has approximately 800 members now. They are especially ostomates, living in south-easthern part of Romania, residing in the capital's area. The Executive Board of R.O.A. consists of 5 persons and the president has always been an ostomate.
The Romanian insurance system is based on the national insurance company state owned - which is funded by mandatory taxes to national insurance system. The private insurance companies still play a marginal role in our health care system.
Ostomy appliances are free of charge within a limited sum: around 60 euro monthly for ileostomates and 70 for urostomates. An ostomate needs a renewed prescription from a doctor every three months that has to be registred in National Health Insurance House.
The Romanian Ostomy Association set objectives to increase the level and quality of:
pre- and post- surgery stoma care
a more faster psychological and social rehabilitation of ostomates.