Health business flourishes after the pandemic, double-digit growth in all indicators

2024-04-03 13:36:45Biznes SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX

Healthcare businesses have boomed after the pandemic. A series of laboratories, clinics and now dental services for foreigners have taken off after 2020.

The official data of INSTAT show that the net income in businesses related to health services reached about 44 billion ALL by 2022, with an annual increase of 7.5%, while compared to 2019, the income increased by 67%.

In 2019, revenues from sales in health businesses were 26 billion, experiencing strong growth after the pandemic and reaching the level of 44 billion lek by 2022.

The Covid-19 pandemic increased the need for laboratory tests and routine check-ups, prompting the opening of hundreds of businesses offering health services. In 2022, there were around 4,030 businesses with health assets in the entire country, with an annual increase of 17 percent, while compared to 2029, enterprises in this sector increased by 27%.

This increase was also reflected in the number of employees. The health sector had the largest increase in the percentage of salaried employees in 2022. There were a total of 12,095 salaried people or 29% percent more than in 2021.

After the Covid-19 pandemic, many retail outlets were converted into laboratories, clinics and pharmacies. As recently businesses in this field are being stimulated by the demand of foreigners for health services in our country. Aesthetic interventions and dental services have begun to be requested by foreigners, especially by Southern Italians, who are becoming a stable group for receiving these services in our country.

The demand is increasing year after year also because the burden of diseases in the local population is expanding rapidly as a result of the aging of the population and the change in lifestyle.

The data from the Ministry of Health in the monitoring reports for 2023 show that the natural increase of chronic diseases for the 8th month of 2023 is 5.9% compared to 2022. The new contingent of sick people requires continuous treatment with free medication, but the funds of refunds are not enough.

The average number of diagnoses per patient for the first 8 months of 2022 was 1.83 diagnoses, while the average number of diagnoses per patient for the first 8 months of 2023 was 1.96 diagnoses. According to the Ministry of Health, in the 8th month of 2023, 74,331 new chronically ill cases were recorded.

Health business flourishes after the pandemic, double-digit growth in all

Health business flourishes after the pandemic, double-digit growth in all

Health business flourishes after the pandemic, double-digit growth in all

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