GOOD NEWS FOR THE ELAPHITE ISLANDS Business Cooperation Agreement for the organization of the Emergency Preparedness

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The Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik Mato Franković and director of the Institute for Emergency Medicine of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Luka Lulić signed today a Business Cooperation Agreement for the organization of the Emergency Preparedness Pact for Elaphite islands, i.e. for the islands of Šipan and Lopud.

In order to ensure a proper healthcare of the inhabitants of the City of Dubrovnik above the standards which cover mandatory health insurance, the City of Dubrovnik has completely accepted to take care of financing the Emergency Preparedness Pact for The Elaphite Islands. The decision was taken after the promise which mayor Franković made and after Croatian Institute for Health Insurance refused to fund this essential service. 

'The city of Dubrovnik continues supporting the work of the Institute for Emergency Medicine,' said the mayor Franković during the occasion of signing the contract and he reminded that the City has already donated an emergency vehicle in February. The worth of the vehicle is 370 thousand kunas and it is covered by Budgetary Donation as it is included in the program called 'Investing in medical equipment.'

'Emergency preparedness is a crucial thing for Elaphite Islands both for tourist seasons and also that our citizens can get a proper, timely reaction. Therefore, we made this decision after the ministry and HZZO canceled funding.

The director of the Institute for Emergency Medicine of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Luka Lulić thanked the City of Dubrovnik for funds that cover the full cost of this health service.

For the proper functioning of the Elaphite Intervention Team, in the contract period from June 1st to December 31th, 2018, the City of Dubrovnik will provide HRK 248,000.00 in its total budget or HRK 35,428.57 a month.

The signing of the contract was also attended by the head of the relevant Administrative Department for Education Sports, Social Welfare and Civil Society Dživo Brčić.