Dovera Releases List of Best Hospitals Viewed by Patients

Bratislava, April 6 (TASR) - The best hospitals in Slovakia for 2016 are in Presov and Zilina regions, while the worst are in Nitra and Trnava regions, according to policyholders of the private health...

Doctors Bemoan Unintentional Debts in Social Contributions

The Slovak Medical Chamber (SLK) on Thursday expressed its displeasure at the fact that hundreds of doctors practising medicine at their own surgeries have been asked to make up a shortfall in sickness and old-age contributions to social insurer Socialna poistovna (SP), TASR learnt on the same day.

SKSaPA Wants More Powers for Midwives, Including in Mothers’ Homes

The current system of care for pregnant women and infants is unfavourable, making it impossible for midwives to support the maternal skills of mothers as much as they wish and as required by modern women, said the Slovak Nurses and Midwives Chamber (SKSaPA) on Tuesday.

State to Continue Supporting Organ Transplants in Slovakia

Bratislava, February 8 (TASR) - The number of organ transplants in Slovakia is increasing, according to a Health Ministry-sponsored report on meeting the National Transplant Programme, which was acknowledged by the Cabinet at its...

VsZP to Terminate Contracts with 120 Doctor’s Surgeries

The state-owned health insurer VsZP is about to terminate contracts with around 120 doctor's surgeries and several treatment facilities, TASR learnt from VsZP director Miroslav Kocan on Monday.

Health Minister: Situation with Medicaments’ Inaccessibility has Improved

The situation regarding the inaccessibility of medication for Slovak patients has improved since the beginning of January, Health Minister Tomas Drucker (a Smer-SD nominee) told a news conference in Bratislava on Friday.

LSNS Wants Optional Inoculations

Bratislava, January 20 (TASR) - Citizens of the Slovak Republic should be allowed to decide freely whether or not to undergo inoculation, according to a motion tabled by the far-right Opposition People's Party Our Slovakia.

UDZS Approves Revival Plan for Vseobecna zdravotna poistovna

Bratislava, December 22 (TASR) - The Health Care Supervisory Office (UDZS) has approved a revival plan submitted by state-owned health insurer Vseobecna zdravotna poistovna (VsZP), which is expecting a record loss this year, TASR...

Drucker: Health Care Needs More Money in 2017

Bratislava, December 1 (TASR) – A €50-million budget reserve for health care next year won't be enough, Health Minister Tomas Drucker (a Smer-SD nominee) told TASR on Thursday. "It's necessary to have enough money to...

Drucker: Tender for CT Procurements Was Well Prepared

Health Minister Tomas Drucker (a Smer-SD nominee) can't rule out the possibility that the central procurement of CT scanners for hospitals might be cancelled in the case of speculative bids, TASR learnt on Monday.

EU Health Ministers Discussed Drugs and Tuberculosis in Bratislava

Bratislava, October 4 (TASR) - Increasing the availability of drugs, as well as vaccinations, tuberculosis and food reformulation were high on the agenda of a two-day informal meeting of health ministers from 28 EU-member...

Netik: Ex-President Michal Kovac’s Health Has Improved, He’s Conscious

Bratislava, October 3 (TASR) - The state of health of former Slovak President Michal Kovac (1993-98) has slightly improved, as he's conscious and no longer in an induced coma, Interior Ministry spokesman Ivan Netik...

Health of Former President Kovac Worsens, Kept in Induced Coma

Bratislava, October 1 (TASR) – The health condition of former Slovak President Michal Kovac (1993-98), hospitalised at Saint Michael's Hospital in Bratislava on Friday (September 30), hasn’t improved so far, Interior Ministry spokesman Ivan...

SAV Awards Slovak Scientist Vilcek with Respected Scientific Degree

Bratislava, August 25 (TASR) - Professor Jan Vilcek was awarded the prestigious scientific degree of Doctor of Biological Sciences, honoris causa, at the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) on Thursday, SAV spokesperson Zuzana Vitkova...

SLK President: Slovak Health System Needs Deep and Major Changes

Bratislava, August 8 (TASR) - According to Slovak Medical Chamber (SLK) president Marian Kollar, all basic sections of the health system in Slovakia need changes, TASR learnt on Monday. Kollar thinks that incumbent Health Minister...

Health-care System Already Lacking around 12,000 Nurses

Bratislava, July 22 (TASR) – Slovakia's health-care system now lacks around 12,000 nurses and midwives, with the state having problems finding staff not only for particular outpatient departments but for some medical facilities in...

HPI: Topolcany Has More Caesareans than Normal Deliveries

Bratislava, July 18 (TASR) - Slovak obstetricians resort to Caesarean sections too frequently, even in cases when they probably aren't necessary, states Health Policy Institute's (HPI) latest Maternity Hospital Guide. According to HPI's statistics, C-sections...

Report: 86 People Diagnosed with HIV in Slovakia in 2015

Bratislava, July 7 (TASR) - There has been an increase in the number of people in Slovakia that have contracted HIV infection since the beginning of the 21st century, states a report on the...

Kosice: Number of People Infected with Tick-borne Encephalitis Rises

Kosice, May 31 (TASR) - The number of people suffering from tick-borne encephalitis in Kosice has increased, and the city's Louis Pasteur University Hospital (UNLP) has accepted new patients, TASR learnt on Tuesday. A local...

Kocan Takes Over Helm of State-run Health Insurer VsZP

State-run health insurance company Vseobecna zdravotna poistovna (VsZP) has a new boss, with Health Minister Tomas Drucker (a Smer-SD nominee) appointing Miroslav Kocan to the post along with new members of the board of directors on Tuesday.