The private health institution Medica issued almost two and a half thousand medical fitness certificates for driving licenses in a year without having the medical panel examine a single person.
Children suffering from cystic fibrosis in Una-Sana Canton have been waiting for months for the Health Insurance Institute to approve expensive medicines. While waiting for approval, the health condition of some has deteriorated and some have moved abroad.
Wastewater from the Mostar landfill contains a high concentration of arsenic, which could pollute the environment in the long run and cause serious diseases among the local population.
Some governmental authorities in BiH have already used up their contingency reserve funds in the fight against coronavirus. Last year they used money earmarked for emergency and unanticipated events to help out citizens’ associations, sport clubs, and for competitors on TV shows.
More than ten million KM has been invested into the digitalization of health care in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Yet, patients in some public health care clinics are still waiting to see its benefits.
For years, Tuzla chemical companies produced hazardous waste and never deposited them properly. These facilities have long been shut down, but waste, still capable of causing illness and death, remains in the old complexes, within reach of iron pickers.