Handicapped children need qualified supervisors, but fewer and fewer young medics choose to work in boarding-type institutions for children with special needs. The reasons are obvious: low salaries and difficult work conditions. The employees from these institutions claim that they are doing their best, but the situation is becoming increasingly difficult.
Marina Cociu, head accountant at Boarding School for Girls with mental deficiencies from Hincesti, told Info-Prim Neo that young doctors don’t want to work for a 2,000 lei salary. The State offers subsidies to university graduates who choose to work in village schools, but not to medics who go to boarding schools. “Presently, we have 196 employees, but we still need psychiatrists and pediatricians. The most stringent problem, however, is the lack of nannies. We need 50 more people”, said Marina Cociu.
Tatiana Butuc, social assistant at the institution, mentioned that 118 children with ages between 4 and 18 are bedridden and need continuous assistance. The number of children who leave for home during summer breaks is very small; 236 children whose parents are still alive, do not even know about their existence.
Over 300 children with disabilities are enrolled at the Hincesti boarding school. A minimum of 115 lei is needed per child for daily upkeep. The State allocates 13 million lei for the institution annually.