The Patriarch of Romania Consecrated the General Hospital within the Centre of Diagnosis and Treatment of Dr. Victor Babes of Bucharest

Today, 24 November 2012, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel inaugurated the General Hospital within the Centre of Diagnosis and Treatment of “Dr Victor Babes” of Bucharest.

The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church said on the occasion that the new medical settlement is very useful in Romania taking into account the increased demand of medical assistance and the physicians’ migration for finding better paid jobs.

“The Romanian Patriarchate declared the year 2012 as “Solemn year of the Holy Unction and taking care of the sick”. All these consecrations of medical centres of diagnosis and treatment or hospitals are included in this care of the Church so that man should feel the merciful love of Christ, the doctor of the souls and bodies”, His Beatitude said, as Trinitas Radio station informs us.

Lots of the body’s diseases are the result of the soul’s diseases. This is why the cooperation between physician and priest in hospitals is so much the more beneficial, also said the Patriarch of Romania.

“Besides updated technology love is also needed for relating generations one to another, the love for one’s neighbour. The physician must be both good in medical science and a man aware that the physician treats, but God heals”.

After the blessing service, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel awarded the president of Victor Babes Foundation, Prof Dr Petru Calistru, the Diploma of Honour of “Saint Andrew the Apostle”.

Deeply impressed, the physician expressed his conviction that the setting up of the Centre of Diagnosis and Treatment would not have been possible without divine help.

“Only the divine hand showed us the doors that could be opened. All the doors opened for creating this private place of medical assistance completing to the public medical assistance. It is not an adversary in any case. Only if we think of the 350,000 services granted last year we have 10 – 15 % increase this year. Over 90% of these assisted persons within our services are insured in the public system, the services being available for the other ones. It is also important to say that we have, till the New Year, free services for all those willing to have an osteodensitometry done, certainly on schedule, 10 services a day and the programme is complete.

Our care is no other than divine care to make deeds worthy of the job we belong to”, declared the President of Victor Babes Foundation, Prof Dr Petru Calistru.

To end with, the Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church visited the Chapel in the yard of the Centre of Diagnosis and Treatment of Dr Victor Babes and offered the servant charity priest of this holy place of worship several books published at the Publishing Houses of the Romanian Patriarchate.

The new hospital of the Centre of Diagnosis and Treatment of Dr Victor Babes provides new specialisations in medical assistance within the institution and an extra capacity of over 100 beds.

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