The role of the Ministry of Social Affairs is to plan the health care policy and organise its implementation.
The health care system and its developments are affected by changes in the society. The population is ageing, shrinking, and moving. As a result of increased health awareness and improvement in diagnostics and the overall standard of living, the number of appeals made to health service providers is increasing, as are the expectations of the people. Higher demands are placed on the availability, quality, and safety of health services as well as on the staff, whereas financial resources are always limited.
The objective of the Ministry of Social Affairs, together with relevant institutions, is to ensure the following through health policy:
- the availability, quality, and safety of health care;
- the awareness of and satisfaction with health services among residents.