Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORT

Health Ministry to issue pharmacies licenses

IN AN EFFORT to address the current situation in which many Slovak pharmacies are either shut down or are not buying new drugs, only providing patients with what they have in their old stock, Health Minister Rudolf Zajac proposed a draft amendment on health care providers that would enable the ministry to issue licenses to new pharmacists.

In protest of their growing indebtedness, pharmacists are continuing their strike for the second week in a row.

The amendment would enable the Health Ministry to issue new licenses to ensure that patients do not have to face a lack of well-stocked pharmacies.

Zajac said to the Slovak daily SME that the new licenses would mainly be issued to hospital pharmacies, but also to other business and legal entities that have met the required criteria for such activity.

Top stories

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.

Slovaks in the UK do not have to fear Brexit

Brexit itself should not impact the position of Slovaks in the UK, an interim agreement between the European Union and Great Britain suggests.

Brexit, illustrative stock photo

Russians win the Tatry Ice Master 2018 Video

Ice-sculptors worked with a massive 50 tonnes of ice on the weekend of January 12-14; their sculptures remain on display.

The ice scupltures at Hrebienok, Tatry Ice Masters

The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

Illustrative stock photo