Last month, we visited a member of the Chamber - the International Medical Centers Banja Luka - Affidea (IMC / Affidea) where the Secretary General of AmCham BiH Mr. Nedim Hamzic visited the IMC Radiotherapy Center and talked with the Director of IMC/Affidea Banja Luka, Mr. Marijan Bilic who emphasized the following:
''International Medical Centers' Banja Luka has been a member of AmCham since its inception and we are proud to have had the opportunity to host Mr. Hamzic. This visit to the Radiotherapy Center Banja Luka is part of a successful long-term cooperation, and we took the opportunity to introduce our guest to all technological and medical achievements of the Center, which provides the most modern equipment for the treatment of oncology patients using the most modern protocols and methods of radiation therapy I would like to emphasize that the IMC/Affidea Radiotherapy Center Banja Luka is open for cooperation with all public and private health institutions and insurance funds in BiH and the region".
During the visit, they discussed how to improve treatment conditions for patients, and special emphasis was placed on the possibility of treating cancer patients from Una-Sana Canton in the Radiotherapy Center Banja Luka managed by IMC Banja Luka, a member of Affidea Group which provides health services in 15 European countries.
The Radiotherapy Center Banja Luka has been declared the Center of Excellence by Varian Medical Systems, which ranks it among the best centers in Southeast Europe, which provides the most modern radiotherapy treatments.
All radiotherapy equipment at the IMC/Affidea Banja Luka Center was procured from world-renowned manufacturers: Varian Medical Systems and General Electric from the United States.
Representatives of the Association of Oncology Patients from Una-Sana Canton stated that this could be one of the solutions because oncology patients would be provided with treatment at the Radiotherapy Center, which operates within the University Clinical Center of RS in Banja Luka, given its proximity to cities and municipalities in Una-Sana Canton.
Due to limited health capacities in Una-Sana Canton, many patients are forced to travel to other clinical centers in the Federation of BiH, which produces high costs. Also, the trip to the centers in Sarajevo and Tuzla for this sensitive category of patients represents a great effort for their health.
The Cantonal Hospital in Bihać states that the possibility of treating oncology patients from the Una-Sana Canton in Banja Luka is one of the options being considered, and that cooperation with the University Clinical Center in Banja Luka already exists.
We are pleased to have had the opportunity to visit the IMC / Affidea Radiotherapy Center and gain a better insight into the most modern technologies used in the quality of treatment of the most vulnerable patients.