Doctors, nurses march


Vladimír Hák

Around 800 people, mostly employees of health care institutions, gathered on Hviezdoslavovo námestie in Bratislava on May 28 to protest a situation in Slovakia's health care industry which they believed had become unbearable. "Resign, resign," ralliers chanted, calling on Ľubomír Javorský, the Slovak Minister of Health, to leave his post. According to Tibor Šagát, the opposition SDK health care expert and a former health care minister himself, the health care industry is currently 10 billion Sk ($294 million) in debt.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Košice

News digest: Slovakia has passed the peak of the second wave, health minister says

Polish doctors will help take swabs in Slovakia this weekend. People who have had COVID can just show their positive test result.

9 h
Rapid testing in Košice

Nationwide COVID-19 testing – and criticism – starts again

Longer ‘screening’ different to October operation.

15 h
Ján Sýkora is an easy-going ice-hockey player who has got a great sense of humour.

Fashion brands mean nothing to me. Professional hockey player about his life in central Slovakia

In an entertaining interview, the down-to-earth ice hockey player, Ján Sýkora, talks about being a busy bee with a poor memory.

21. jan

Old-age pension scheme gains three new features

Brand new parental bonus raises concerns.

21. jan