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Asist. Univ. Dr. Cojocaru Adriana – Președinte SNPCAR

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Autor: Ştefan Milea
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On November 31st, 2014, at the age of almost 73 years, our good friend and colleague, Dr Ion Marcu, accomplished his mission in this world. Unfortunately, I learned the sad news after some time, and, as such, I could not express my sympathy for the family in a timely manner. I do so now, in an attempt to highlight the value of the man who, for nearly 20 years, had been the director of the Hospital of Infantile Neuropsychiatry from Paclisa, one of the largest units of this kind in the country, which he managed with great dedication and professionalism. His merits are even greater and should be appreciated more since that hospital was dedicated to children and adolescents with major psychic and neurological sufferings coupled with social problems that needed medical care, rehabilitation, educational and professional assistance over very long periods. Dr Marcu was born on November 21st, 1941 in the village Izgar from Caras-Severin County, in an area where he completed both his primary and secondary education. He joined the Faculty of Medicine from Timisoara in 1960 and graduated it in 1966 with a GPA of 9.75. He was assigned to Lapugiu Health Care Unit, where he did his internship and then to the Hospital from Ilia. In 1971, he passed the clinical internship exams and started his residency in the specialty of Infantile Neuropsychiatry. He did the internship in Timisoara under the guidance of Dr. Eliza Ionescu and in Bucharest. After graduating the internship in 1974, he was assigned to the Hospital of Infantile Neuropsychiatry from Paclisa, as a specialist in Infantile Neuropsychiatry, and, in 1988, he became specialized physician in this field. At Paclisa, Dr. Marcu sustained a professional activity full of devotion, which was complex and meritorious, due to which he was promoted head of department and, in 1993, he was appointed director. This does not mean that at that time he became a mere manager, an activity that was sufficient to justify his retribution, considering the size of the institution. He reorganized the hospital, made it more and more functional, and humanized the conditions despite the obstacles imposed by a well-known administrative system that constantly used to manifest a lack of interest for the neuropsychological pathology. At the same time, he continued to be a great neuropsychiatrist and coordinator of a team consisting of specialists of different professional profiles: neuropsychiatrists, psychologists, speech therapists, psycho – pedagogues, educators, etc. He is one of the founding members of the Society of Infantile Neuropsychiatry (1990) and participated in the professional meetings organized by it. In 1993, he organized at Paclisa the XV the National Conference of the Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry with international participation on the following themes: Behavioural Disorders and Critical Non-epileptic Events. He was involved in the construction of a chapel within the hospital and succeeded in the completion of this project. I have known him since his internship stage and during the training courses as a pleasant man, characterised by exemplary modesty, disciplined, conscientious, and concerned with continuing professional development, attracted by the most human area of suffering in its most delicate expression, that is, child and adolescent neuropsychological pathology. Then, I met him regularly, finding the same specialist concerned with the complexity and difficulty of professional and administrative aspects of the field. He was the most affected and involved in the issue of motivating the need to eliminate the profile institutions considered obsolete. However, out of the disguised desire of funds economy, the health ministry has decided to dissolve the institution brutally and to transfer it to social security without taking into account that in most cases the social problems consisting in lack of family support just doubled the health priorities. He campaigned for modernization, territorial organization and adaptation to modern principles of health care meant for a particular category of cases of the institution. He managed to retard the process. He retired in 2000 with regret of the failure of its options. Perhaps the disappointment caused by the dissolution of the institution that he had led was one of the causes of suffering that had accompanied him during his last years of life spent in the bosom of his family now mourning. All of us who knew and appreciated him now take our leave from this outstanding physician and man. God rest his soul. Acad. Prof. Dr. Ștefan Milea