The 1st Congress of Health Tourism was held – the strategy for the development of health tourism was set

first_imgThe 1st Congress of Health Tourism was held in Zagreb in the Revival Hall of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, organized by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and LUX promotion.Precisely because of the need to travel outside the place of permanent residence in order to improve health, health tourism is becoming a development model that is able to produce strong positive economic, health and social effects. Of course, only if we have top health institutions and if we round everything nicely into a quality tourist product.Due to this understanding, health tourism in Croatia, but also in many other countries, has become one of the strategic development goals of tourism and health. The goal of the congress is to specifically prepare Croatia and in the near future to open it to a new market of health tourism users. The congress therefore pointed out the possible dangers of further development of health tourism without systematic monitoring of its development effects, as well as without detailed elaboration of possible scenarios of its development in the near or distant future.In an effort to include Croatia in the international market of profit-oriented health services to non-residents as soon as possible, there is a problem of erosion of the social component of the health care system intended for residents, as well as Croatia’s ability to protect public interest in access to health care. regulated by the Health Care Act and guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia.Academician Zvonko Kusić, President of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, welcomed the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts’s reputation in the world, the history of the Renaissance Hall and the magnificent palace of the People’s House, one of the oldest in Zagreb, where the Health Tourism Congress was held. “The roots of health tourism in Croatia go back to ancient times when the first spas were opened, but the field of health tourism is still not well legally resolved or articulated. Although health tourism sounds marketing and market, health has always been a social category and should never be completely left to the market because it is a social and civilizational achievement.”, Added academician Kusić.President of the Committee on Health and Social Policy of the Croatian Parliament, Ph.D. Ines Strenja-Linić said that many health care institutions encounter numerous problems when they try to offer some services to the market, which is why it is necessary to legally regulate the field of health tourism in cooperation with the two line ministries. She warned of the value of the program of the Congress of Health Tourism for the development of health and tourism in the future, and expressed the intention to hold a round table on the topic of the Congress in the fall in the Parliament of the Republic of Croatia.On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, the Congress was attended by the Assistant Minister, Ms. Olivera Shejbal. In her welcome speech, she pointed out the increase in tourist arrivals in Croatia on vacation, said that Croatia has become a hit market for tourists from around the world, and that health tourism is one of the fastest growing tourism sectors and is expected to be one in the future. of the main motives of the journey. She mentioned the importance of involving members of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, especially the medical class and the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences, the Committee for Health Tourism and Spa Medicine in the development of health tourism in the future. ” With the education of human resources and activating the use of natural resources: natural healing factors that Croatia abounds in and competes with its eco-preservation for a top welless destination or a modern EU destination for health tourism (eg Peljesac peninsula, Nin or the island of Mljet). Also, health tourism offers the possibility of extending the tourist season as well as the development of the economy, especially on the islands and on the continent in cooperation with, for example, small family hotels and existing medical and health facilities.Sheybal points out.Dr. sc. Denis Kovačić on behalf of the Ministry of Health announced that a new Law on Health Care will be passed at the end of this year, in which a special chapter will be dedicated to health resorts and spas in order to regulate what is now in the “gray zone” in health tourism. He also announced the possibility of passing a special Law on Health Tourism.Among the conclusions of the congress, the importance of resolving complex relations and currently uncoordinated related laws and regulations between the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism was emphasized; the need to upgrade existing legislation in the health tourism sector in order to avoid different legislative interpretations of the same issues; adoption of regulations on services in health tourism. The need for certification of health services in the Republic of Croatia was especially emphasized. The formation of the Krapina-Zagorje County Health Tourism Cluster was exclusively announced at the congress.last_img read more

Mourinho contests FA charge

first_imgJose Mourinho has contested a Football Association misconduct charge relating to his post-match comments following the Premier League loss to Sunderland. Press Association Dates for the hearings are to be determined after Mourinho’s latest brush with authority this season. Mourinho challenged a charge related to his dismissal at Aston Villa last month as a point of principle and is considering his options after being hit with an £8,000 penalty, his second of the season after his sending-off against Cardiff. The Portuguese was tight-lipped on Friday following the charge. “Every time I speak there is a consequence,” Mourinho said. “Even if I say that a referee was amazing that was a reason to be with a charge. “I can’t say the truth. I don’t feel free at all. If you want a better press conference, speak with the FA.” Asked about the British sense of humour and sarcasm, Mourinho said: “So Mr Bean is in jail… “I told the referee he was amazing, and I repeat: the referee was amazing. “I was not surprised (by the disciplinary action). In football I’m never surprised.” He is again unhappy he could be forced to pay a fine. “When I have to give money, I prefer to do it privately,” he said. “My wife says that charity is anonymous. I prefer to do that than give money because people decide to take money out of my pocket.” Midfielder Ramires received a retrospective four-match ban, ending his domestic season, for striking Sebastian Larsson during the loss. Mourinho was sarcastic in commenting on Ramires’ ban. “He’s a lucky guy. We accept the charge because we are happy with it,” Mourinho said. After losing his 77-match unbeaten home league run to a 2-1 loss to the Black Cats, Mourinho could not hide his anger behind a sarcastic appraisal of the match officials. Mourinho, who masterminded a win at Liverpool to keep his side’s slim title hopes alive on Sunday, has requested a “non-personal hearing”, as has his assistant Rui Faria, who has admitted two charges of misconduct after being dismissed for angrily confronting the match officials. last_img read more

Shohei Ohtani reaches all three times in his hitting debut with Angels

first_img Pair of homers burn Tyler Skaggs in Angels’ loss to Padres For now, Ohtani can simply spend the rest of the spring focused on getting ready for the season, with his most significant “firsts” out of the way.So far, he seems to be enjoying the new challenges.“Of course I had a lot of fun,” he said after his hitting debut. “I felt like I learned a lot from today and every other day I’ve been here. I’m really enjoying this time.”ALSOThe Angels have scheduled the second outings for their starters, and some are working on four days’ rest and some on five days’ rest. Parker Bridwell is scheduled to follow Andrew Heaney to the mound on Wednesday, which would be four days’ rest. Nick Tropeano will follow JC Ramirez on Thursday, which would be five days’ rest. Asked what criteria the Angels are using to determine the rest, Manager Scioscia said: “There is a template and we’re going to be flexible. There are a lot of things that still go into that.” In the third inning, he faced lefty Buddy Baumann, a promising young reliever who struck out 21 in 17-2/3 innings in the majors last year. Ohtani walked again, on five pitches.In Ohtani’s third plate appearance, he came up with Eric Young Jr. at second base, and he hit the first pitch from right-hander Michael Mariot back up the middle.That was it for Ohtani’s debut as a hitter, which went much better than his debut as a pitcher on Saturday, when he gave up two runs and he got only four outs.“My hitting is always ahead of my pitching at this point in the year,” Ohtani said.Depending how he feels, Ohtani could hit again as soon as Tuesday. His next start on the mound will be Friday, either against the Chicago Cubs in Tempe or in a B game that will also be that day, Scioscia said. He will also have to throw a bullpen session one of the days in between, and Ohtani won’t hit on the days he throws in the bullpen.During the season, he might be able to do that, but even that is not certain at this point.“I believe that’s part of what we’ll look at,” Scioscia said. “It’s not a definite no, but with pitchers, it will be how they rebound.”In the spring, pitching is clearly taking the priority, Scioscia said.“We obviously have to defer to the pitching side,” he said. “There is so much more effort for a pitcher to get ready. That’s why they need the longer spring. The hitter doesn’t have as much he needs to worry about. A pitcher has a lot more from bullpens to pitching in games to the work after, so we have to defer to the pitching side.”If that cuts out too many of the days Ohtani would be available to hit in games, the Angels could always supplement his at-bats by having him hit in minor league games once those begin in a couple weeks. 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(Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)ExpandPEORIA, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani doesn’t only need to learn how to hit major league pitches, but also to learn the strike zone of a major league umpire.He accomplished both with his first time in a big league lineup.Starting at designated hitter and batting second in the Angels’ exhibition game against the San Diego Padres on Monday, Ohtani drew two walks and ripped a first-pitch single in his third trip. Afterward, as he described his day to a few dozen media members crowded around the outside of the visitors clubhouse at the Peoria Sports Complex, Ohtani said seeing pitches and hitting were both part of the plan.“One of the reasons why I was able to see so many pitches in the first two at-bats was I wanted to feel the difference in the strike zones between Japan and the States,” Ohtani said through his interpreter. “I feel like I accomplished that. Plus, there was a runner in scoring position (in the third trip) so I wanted to be aggressive on the first pitch.”Manager Mike Scioscia said he was happy with the discipline Ohtani showed in his first game.“As you see major league pitchers, the way they can exploit the strike zone and hit their spots, you have to have an understanding of it,” Scioscia said. “Right now, it’s really just getting your feet on the ground, seeing some velocity. It’s three good at-bats for Shohei.”Ohtani first faced right-hander Jordan Lyles, a veteran big league starter who has struggled for the past few years and isn’t likely to make the Padres’ rotation. Ohtani fell behind 0-and-2, swinging through the second pitch, but then he took four pitches to draw a walk. Will Shohei Ohtani’s success in Japan continue with Angels? Former teammates, Japanese baseball officials think so Shohei Ohtani: Who is the Angels’ new guy? 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