The activities of ZRTM will be presented in the order of the past, present and future period .
ZRTM activities were basically aimed to improvement of education and vocational qualifications. That was accomplished through seminars , congresses , courses organized by ZRTM . The establishment of the Chamber of Radiological Technologists that work for ZRTM has helped in the multiple increase of activities in all spheres of the social life that refer to radiological technologists.
What has been done in the past by ZRTM, including the management as well ?
In1986 at the initiative of ZRTM after a break of 13 years ,the ex-schoo lof radiological technicians at the Medical Faculty in Skopje was reactivated, because there was a need for a lot of radiology technicians .
The college for radiological technicians produced staff until 2002 . After the receipt of ZRTM in ISSRT at the initiative of the association the first college for radiological technologists in RM was opened. Two radiological technologists, members of the management in ZRTM participated in the creation of the program , especially in the professional part . The first radiological technologists with college degreefinished inthe late 2004 . This creates a possibility for additional education of about 300 radiological technologists with college education.
In the period of 2005 - 2007 ZRTM had a battle with the bureaucracy of university education. Countless letters and corresponding postcards were sent , a lot of meetings were held with stakeholders of this sphere , and finally they achieved their aim .
In the winter semester of 2007 students were allowed to register for additional education at the Medical faculty in Skopje . Unfortunately the conditions referring to finances and program were very bad.
TheManaging Board on their own meeting decided to boycott the registration with one aim to improve the conditions ( subjects and fees ) but a little was done . Unfortunately some of the members of ZRTM did not respect the boycott (about 15 % ) .
In the middle of 2007 ( International)College for radiological technologists at the University " Ss. KlimentOhridski" in Bitola was opened and accredited.
The management had information and at the end of August 2007 one of the many meetings was held, Chamber of Radiological Technologists - dean of the college . After several meetings all demands of ZRTM were accepted i.e. of the Chamber in programming sense .
In the school year 2007-2008 ,243 radiological technologists were registered at the University of Bitola,and they were organized by the president and the responsible for education in the Chamber and successfully completed the education . At the end of June 2008 .approximately 90 % of the enrolled have graduated. This was a big project, and considered to be the largest in the higher education in Macedonia .
After that the president of the chamber and ZRTM immediately sent a letter to all managers ofthe hospitals in the Republic of Macedonia , in accordance with the decisions of the Ministry of Health , and the collective agreement for those who graduated to valorize in real life .
The regional representatives of the Chamber have also made a number of activities for the reorganization of higher education in reality . All these actions by the President and all the members of the board gave a result , and for several months about 80 % of the radiological technologists managed to fulfill their wishes referring to their labor ( additional education ) . Currently this percentage is 85 % .
The remaining 15 % of radiological technologists are not left out and efforts are done to help them accomplish their aims. In that direction the president had meetings with the Ministry of Health and the State Secretary for Health. Result : a promise that this absurd problem is resolved as soon as possible.
From all these happenings the Managing board concluded that it is the human factor issue ( laws are on the side of the radiological technologists ) . Cities where it is not implemented legal right of radiological technologists in public (government )health institutions : Veles ( PT 10 ) Kumanovo ( 8rt ) Stip ( 10 PT ) Prilep ( PT 11 ) Gevgelia ( 3rt ).Many Thanks to the private radiology facilities which appreciate knowledge . In the following period ZRTM are planning the 5th Congress in September 2010 , the Chamber of radiological technologists have excellent cooperation with the Chamber of health workers in the Republic of Macedonia and soon a contractfor cooperation and support will be signed soon.