BUSINESS BRIEFS

Creditors call for VZP bankruptcy

Five minor creditors have submitted a motion that bankruptcy be called on state health insurer Všeobecná zdravotná poisťovňa (VZP), threatening the collapse of the entire health system.

VZP, which has over Sk10 billion in debts, insures 3.6 million Slovaks, more than half the population.

Financial problems in the health care sector have also affected hospitals and other medical centres. Some hospitals have been left without water and threatened with having deliveries of food stopped by angry suppliers demanding overdue payments.

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